UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones sat down with Joe Rogan for a special interview where he discussed his May DUI charge.
"My DUI set me free," Jones said. "It set me free from a lot of expectations. I was trying to be perfect for people. That's why people called me fake. I was trying to be the golden boy of the UFC."
"I believe in some cases that MMA fans, and sports fans in general, have short memories," Jones said. "I was embarrassed for all the people that stand behind me (of the DUI charge). That's who I was embarrassed for."
Jones added that the biggest lesson he learned himself was that "things could have gone wrong, I could have hurt someone; I could be dead."
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