You could easily mistake Jon Jones for a villain if you read MMA message
boards, listened to certain MMA pundits or consulted Twitter in the
past two weeks.
The UFC light heavyweight champ is aware of this, and yet he's not ready
to play a role once reserved in the UFC for guys like "Tank" Abbott and
"I'm not going to say I've embraced the role of being a villain because
I'm not a villain," Jones said today. "I'm not a bad person. I pride
myself on inspiring others."