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Jon Jones Not Sure Why Canadian Fans Continue To Boo Him

Jon Jones Not Sure Why Canadian Fans Continue To Boo Him

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has competed all around the U.S.

However, his home-state – New York – currently does not allow the UFC to host an event there.

So, competing in nearby Toronto feels like a “hometown” fight for “Bones,” who will return to Canada this September to defend his belt against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165.

Despite fighting non-Canadians during his previous trips to the country, Jones has still been booed heavily; and he really doesn’t know why.

“I get booed a lot here and I don’t understand it,” he said, during a pre-fight press conference earlier this week. I’ve been fighting guys from Brazil. But, it’s all good as long as people are making noise, I will continue to perform and do my best.”

Jones added that he is “down to fight wherever makes the most sense, but fighting here makes sense. I have a lot of pride fighting in Canada.”

Previously, Jones has defeated by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Vitor Belfort in Toronto. With a win over Gustafsson, he will become the first fighter to defend the UFC 205-pound belt six times.

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