Why would a 24 year old emulate someone that is a former friend? Someone that he once trained with? I had said before it was to probably piss Rashad off, but then I began realizing that in interviews it’s Rashad trying to play that game. Jones could care less honestly, he just wants to prove he can beat Rashad. In my opinion he can, and I have stated that but even more so now.
Above is a cropped version of a photo before Jon Jones won the LHW Championship, the man had just dominated Ryan Bader who was undefeated at the time. Jon Jones didn’t know it at the time but he would absolutely dominate Shogun, there would be no doubts he won each round. I don’t think anyone expected that to happen that way, not even Jon Jones himself.