Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Smith has hit out at the man who defeated him in that world title tilt, Jon Jones, for comments made by Jones after the recent home invasion experienced by Smith.
Last week, Smith detailed how he was awoken at around 4am by the sound a man having gained entry to his home. Smith confronted the intruder and prolonged confrontation occurred in which Smith described the man, later identified as former collegiate wrestler Luke Haberman, as “not human” after he was able to withstand Smith’s attempts to restrain him.
Eventually police arrived to assist Smith but he told ESPN that he was left shaken by the incident but that emotion apparently turned to anger when he saw a tweet from Jones referencing the incident in which he wrote, “No way dude would have left my house walking.”
Glad Anthony is OK, no way dude would have left my house walking https://t.co/U6wSr8KmA8
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 7, 2020
This did not go down well in the Smith household.
“What a perfect moment to flex, Jon, in the middle of a disaster like that in my home,” he said to SiriusXM Fight Nation. “What a perfect opportunity to flex how goddamn cool you are. Just when you thought, ‘That’s pretty admirable of Jon Jones to reach out well-wish me,’ then you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s right, I forgot you’re still a f**king douchebag.
“It’s just his opportunity to insert himself and make sure everyone knows how cool and bad ass he is,” Smith said. “We get it, Jon, you’re all over Instagram with all your guns and your cool dog, but I got caught. I got caught slipping, worst case scenario. Guns weren’t close: not typical. Door was open: not typical. I don’t get what he’s getting at.
“It’s really easy to sit there and go, ‘If that guy came to my house I would have just beat the s— out of him, I would have done this, I would have shot him.’ It’s really easy to say that until you’re caught in it and you’ve been awake for eight seconds and you’re in the middle of a goddamn pandemonium throw-down in the middle of your living room with no pants on.
“Nobody’s ready for that shit. It’s really easy to flex on Twitter.”