Last weekend UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title at the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas at UFC 239 as he outpointed and defeated Thiago Santos via split decision. Two judges scored the fight 48-47 for Jones with the third judge gave Santos the nod by a 48-47 score.
The fight was an extremely close one and in fact, many even thought that Jones lost the fight. Now speaking at the press conference after the fight, Jon Jones admitted that he was too relaxed going into the fight.
“I need to talk to my coaches about staying fired up,” Jones said. “Tonight I was just so relaxed, I was talking & laughing & dancing. I wasnt scared to come out here & work, and that can be a bad thing. You gotta be terrified a little bit to be sharp. My comfort was working against me.”
Do you guys agree with Jones?