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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones responds to Meisha Tate’s criticism- ‘you just wait and see’

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Meisha Tate gave vent recently to feelings many Jon Jones fans could surely relate to: disillusionment. She felt that she had just been on the Jon Jones rollercoaster too long, and had decided to check out.

I’ve heard this story one, two, three, four, five times already, so unless he shows me something different than just saying ‘I’m a changed man,’ he’s got to do a lot more to gain me back as a fan and to care to see him compete again. I just don’t want to be let down again.”

Jon Jones responded today on Twitter.

@MeishaTate I don’t quit when things get tough for me, I get stronger. You just wait and see, maybe you’ll even find motivation in it. Sucks I lost you as a fan. Enjoy retirement sister.

What I can’t decide is if this is shady on Jon Jones’ part or not. Is Jones implying that Meisha, who retired after a loss at UFC 205 and is now expecting her first child, quit when things got tough for her? Or is he simply expressing respectful regret that he lost her as a fan?

Poll

Is Jon Jones being shady?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    No- what are you talking about?
    (411 votes)
  • 21%
    Yeah, it’s hidden but it’s there
    (437 votes)
  • 57%
    Jon Jones is always shady
    (1148 votes)
1996 votes total Vote Now

Regardless, what is clear is that Jon Jones still wishes to be seen as a role model and an inspiration in some way. But with the shoddy defense his team came up with, his destiny isn’t really in his hands- it’s down to the punishment USADA sees fit to mete out.


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Cat tackle

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Ilir Latifi, half man, half ?

Jordan Breen with the trip down memory lane for all you Pride fans.

Agreed. This deserves an extended, humiliating beating.

UFC anti-trust fodder.

Combat sports this weekend


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Wow this does look similar

A young prospect at featherweight, Yoshinori Horie:

Brian Ortega would be proud.

This is old but worth the repost because I’ve never seen anything quite like this in a street fight.


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