Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, wants you to stop feeling sorry for Jon Jones -- who can't seem to "get his shit together" -- and start feeling bad for the pregnant woman whose vehicle "Bones" smashed during his alleged hit-and-run accident a month ago (details).
UFC veteran Frank Trigg, on the other hand, wants you to feel sorry for those closest to the former champion, including his family and teammates, and not throw pity parties for Jones, who is a "grown ass man" whose "bad decisions" have affected those around him.
"People have to stop making excuses for this guy and feeling sorry for this guy. I feel sorry for his mom and dad. I feel sorry for his brothers, I feel sorry for his girlfriend and for their kids. I feel sorry for the team, the team around him. You know the guys at Jackson's that have to deal with this whole fallout. Don't feel sorry for Jon Jones. He's a grown-ass man. He's a man that's an adult, that pays his own bills and has his own pay check, can drive his own car, can make his own decisions. He's making dumb decisions. So when you make bad decisions, you have to pay for them. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner."
"Bones" was stripped of his title and suspended from competing inside the Octagon for the foreseeable future, which is how "DC" was able to capture the vacant title this past weekend at UFC 187 in a submission win over Anthony Johnson (video replay here).
And while his fighting future is uncertain, there are those who are supporting Jones, including his bosses over at ZUFFA, who have stated that he still has a title shot waiting once his legal battles are in the rear-view mirror.
Also, unlike Cormier and Trigg, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman isn't judging Jones for his transgressions, and says when it's all said and done, the former 205-pound champion can actually come back and be a positive role model for the younger generation.
How long it will be until that happens, remains to be seen.