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Jon Jones is not OK being the bad boy of MMA, and I don't really blame him.

TMZ caught Jones on the street (don't they always) and asked if he was embracing the role.

"I don't consider myself to be a bad guy," Jones said. "I've done some bad things, but I strive to be a good person."

Let's hope he succeeds.

Jones is famously known for testing positive for cocaine, and then being involved in a hit and run accident leaving a pregnant woman injured. Yikes!

As a result he was stripped of his title and suspended from competition. He has since made his return to professional MMA, besting Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197. Jones will now face Daniel Cormier in a bid to reclaim the light heavyweight title.

"If I could go back I would definitely try to do some things differently," he said. "But at the same time, I understand that some of these mishaps have made me the strong guy that I am today."

Jones faces Cormier in the main event for UFC 200 next week.


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