There's no arguing that Jon "Bones" Jones has all the talent in the world.
He's young, committed to the sport, humble to be a champion and one of the hardest working fighters around.
So why is Jones unpopular?
Is it because he's destroyed the very best light heavyweights in the world after just four years of training?
Is it because of his DUI?
Or is it because he turned down a fight against one of the biggest gamers in the sport on days notice?
The fact of the matter is that fans have been biting at Jones' ankles from the start. They've never really embraced him as one of their own. He's never been beloved like Anderson Silva has.
So truthfully, the reason why fans hate Jones is because it just comes natural.
It can't be the UFC 151 debacle because he was booed before that.
It can't be his DUI because young athletes everywhere make stupid decisions they regret and people realize this.
It can't be his Nike deal because that sort of international exposure is crucial to the sport's growth.
The reason is without recognition. Fans hate Jones because they can and they will continue to do so until his name is no longer associated with the UFC light heavyweight title.
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