Jon Jones Turns Fanboy for LeBron James (Video)

Written by Tom Ngo
May 2nd, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones

Just because UFC 145 and the unprecedented hoopla surrounding the event is officially a thing of the past, that doesn’t mean all of the behind-the-scenes footage leading up to light heavyweight king Jon Jones’ (Pictured) title defense against Rashad Evans has been released.

In this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Ultimate Insider,” viewers got an exclusive look at what went down in the final days before the bitter rivals brawled on April 21st.

Perhaps the most interesting piece of the segment was when Jones and Evans were set to conduct a two-way satellite interview where they couldn’t see each other, but they could hear what their nemesis was saying. “Bones” was boasting that LeBron James had sent out a tweet in support.

Jones was so star-struck that he didn’t know how to respond and had a handler assist him with his comment. Evans immediately pounced on him, claiming the 24-year-old wasn’t even capable of issuing his own posts.

“You can’t even make a tweet by yourself,” Evans stated. “‘What do I say to LeBron James?’ Just [expletive] tweet him!”

Please click the media player below to watch Part I (The second and final installment will be released next week):

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