The newly crowned champion had some negative things to say to journalist Izabelle Kostic at the UFC 232 pre-fight press conference, but Jones has now apologized for that negativity.
“Sister here with the camera, I was extremely disrespectful to you and I’m sincerely sorry,” Jones said at the UFC 232 post-fight press conference. “I was ready to fight and I felt maybe a little of an attack, and I was not in the mood to lose. I was just not in the mood to lose, not even a verbal argument. I’m so sorry for disrespecting you.”
Kostic would take to Twitter a short time later to express her gratitude to an apologizing Jones:
I appreciated @jonbones apology tonight. Chose to be the bigger man. Congrats champ.— Izabelle Kostic (@ezflonko) December 30, 2018
A lot of questions for Jones leading into UFC 232 had to due with an abnormality discovered in a drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), which caused the event to be moved from Las Vegas to Inglewood.