Dana White has responded to Joe Rogan’s questioning Jon Jones’ popularity because of his race.
Disagreeing with his organization’s commentator, the UFC President maintains that Jones is one of the most popular fighters in the company and in an interview with UFC.com, elaborated upon this position.
“Who says Jones isn’t popular? I mean, as far as our business goes, Jones is very popular,” White said. “I think Joe is saying, ‘Why isn’t he this massive superstar? The guy is so talented, his brothers are two NFL players, etcetera, etcetera.’ There’s no doubt that Jon has had his share of issues since he’s been the champ, but I wouldn’t say that Jon Jones isn’t popular.”
White says that if fans don’t respond to Jones, there are many reasons for this aside from his skin color.
“Mike Tyson is black. Muhammad Ali is black. LeBron James is black,” White said. “There are a lot of guys out there that are black that people love. There’s people out there that don’t like them too. But you’re a human being, man. Some people are going to like you and some people aren’t. I’m white. There’s a lot of people that like me and a lot of people that don’t.”
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