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Jeremy Horn: 'Arrogant' Jon Jones isn't as good as he thinks he is

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How good is Jon Jones?

He's obviously proven to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, evidenced by his dominant run as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion of the world.

Unfortunately, he really isn't as good as he thinks he is.

That's according to Jeremy Horn, who was asked to give his opinion on "Bones" during a recent appearance on Submission Radio. In fact, the longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran says one of the things Jones is better at than fighting is being arrogant and conning people into believe he's something he isn't.

His words:

"I don't know him personally, so I can only gauge by what I've seen of him in the media and in the spotlight, but I don't know, he just seems very, very arrogant to me. You know, he went through a long stint where he was claiming to be something that he wasn't, it seems, claiming to be a lot more 'righteous' and 'holy' if you will. And then a lot of these negative things started coming up and popping up to reveal that what he did behind closed doors was nothing like what he professed to be, you know? It's not a whole lot of thought put into it, but that's kind of mostly where my opinion comes from. He's certainly a talented fighter, but I don't think he's anywhere near as good as he thinks he is."

Opinion noted.

Call me crazy, but running roughshod over a weight class that was long considered to be the toughest in the sport and beating one legend after another -- all while setting division records -- likely means you've mastered this whole MMA fighting thing.

But it seems like Jon's issues outside of the cage (like this and this) can blur a lot of people's vision.

As far as his arrogance, Jones isn't apologizing one bit.