Bas Rutten clarifies remarks he made about Jon Jones

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bas Rutten went to Facebook to explain himself over his recent comments. Rutten called Jon Jones a "dirty" fighter for some of his actions during the UFC champion's recent performance at UFC 172.

Wow, some people don't listen to what I say, they just "assume". This is what I meant and you can get that from what I said on Inside MMA

Jon Jones knows exactly what he's doing when he fights, that's why he is such a great fighter. He is calculated and totally aware of what he is doing.
I said in interviews over a hundred times, that the key to be a good fighter is to be relaxed, fight the same under pressure as you do in training and you are good to go.

If Jones wouldn't have been as calm and collected I could have givin this to "oops" made a mistake.

Unless he was looking down, I said, (so he didn't know his fingers were in his eyes) he was doing it on purpose. Why else, if he's looking straight at him (I didn't check if he was looking down or up, I also said) would he put his fingers in his eyes for a couple of seconds?

Now the question was if he was a dirty fighter based on the eye pokes, to me THAT was dirty but it's not that he's doing anything else illegal.

You can read the entire post here.

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