UFC Quick Quote: Bas Rutten will not respond to idiots in wake of 'dirty' Jon Jones comments

Esther Lin

Don't assume. It makes an ass out of u and me.

"Wow, some people don't listen to what I say, they just 'assume.' This is what I meant and you can get that from what I said on Inside MMA. Jon Jones knows exactly what he's doing when he fights, that's why he is such a great fighter. He is calculated and totally aware of what he is doing. I said in interviews over a hundred times, that the key to be a good fighter is to be relaxed, fight the same under pressure as you do in training and you are good to go. If Jones wouldn't have been as calm and collected I could have givin this to 'oops' made a mistake. Unless he was looking down, I said, (so he didn't know his fingers were in his eyes) he was doing it on purpose. Why else, if he's looking straight at him (I didn't check if he was looking down or up, I also said) would he put his fingers in his eyes for a couple of seconds? Now the question was if he was a dirty fighter based on the eye pokes, to me THAT was dirty but it's not that he's doing anything else illegal. Just that, listen, I am in Vegas for a while, I tried to look at the fight on FightPass but apparently FightPass doesn't work in "this region"? I have no clue why but that's what it says. So I can't check if he looked down when he was doing this, that is the ONLY way to make it NOT illegal. That's it, and I will NOT respond to any idiot comments. When somebody can send me a clip of that exact moment, I can comment on that of course because that will reveal if it was on purpose or not. Party on, and lighten up."

Are you one of the many mixed martial arts (MMA) fans blowing up Bas Rutten on social media with your "idiot comments?" If so, don't bother, as the former King of Pancrase informed his Facebook fans he will not respond. Unless, of course, you can solve his Fight Pass mystery or provide a clip of the eye poke Rutten called "dirty" earlier this week on Inside MMA (see the clip here). "El Guapo" was referring to the ocular attack of an unapologetic Jon Jones at UFC 172, who beat the crap out of Glover Teixeira for five rounds (video) and snuck in a few eye pokes for good measure. But were they intentional, accidental, or a byproduct of inferior technology? Rutten has his opinion on the matter, no question, but how close is it to yours?

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