Jon Jones became a two time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion when he earned a third round knockout victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan interviewed a clearly agitated DC after the fight, which has garnered Rogan a lot of controversy from MMA fans and fighters alike.
Jones did get a chance to check out the interview for himself and he says that it was unfair for Rogan to put DC in that spot.
“I think it is unfair for ‘D.C.’ to be interviewed, but Joe Rogan apologized for it, and his explanation made great sense,” Jones told MMA Junkie. “He was caught up in the moment, which we all were. I think it’s unfair for Daniel to be interviewed, but at the same time it is fair to the fans. It is fair to see just the raw emotion that goes into it. This fight has been two years in the making, and people want to hear from Daniel. Even if he’s fresh off a knockout they just want to see how he feels and where he was at. The UFC slogan is ‘as real as it gets.’ It was a very real moment, a moment that I appreciated and I’m sure all the fans appreciated, even though it probably wasn’t the best moment for Daniel.”
Rogan did apologize to everybody through Twitter, which is something Jones discussed in the above comments.
When it comes to his performance at UFC 214, the champion couldn’t be more happy with the way things turned out.
“I loved the performance,” Jones said. “I thought myself and ‘D.C.’ fought very well. Very, very high level martial arts fight. I felt like ‘D.C.’ got a lot better; I felt I’ve gotten a lot better. It’s beautiful, a great fight to be a part of. It’s definitely up there with some of my really impressive wins. I definitely think it was up there.”
The light heavyweight champion doesn’t have a fight scheduled at the moment, but he has been making waves about a potential super fight with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.