Bas Rutten takes to Facebook to explain 'dirty fighter' comment, says 'some people don't listen'

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bas Rutten posted a Facebook response regarding his ‘dirty fighter’ comments on UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

After referring to Jon Jones as a "dirty fighter" on Inside MMA, Bas Rutten took to Facebook to explain his comments after apparently receiving backlash from disgruntled fans.

The former UFC heavyweight champion offered a detailed, and somewhat confusing, explanation of his comments on Facebook, which can be viewed below.

"Wow, some people don't listen to what I say, they just "assume". This is what I meant and you can get that from what I said on Inside MMA: Jon Jones knows exactly what he's doing when he fights, that's why he is such a great fighter. He is calculated and totally aware of what he is doing. I said in interviews over a hundred times, that the key to be a good fighter is to be relaxed, fight the same under pressure as you do in training and you are good to go.

"If Jones wouldn't have been as calm and collected I could have givin this to "oops" made a mistake. Unless he was looking down, I said, (so he didn't know his fingers were in his eyes) he was doing it on purpose. Why else, if he's looking straight at him (I didn't check if he was looking down or up, I also said) would he put his fingers in his eyes for a couple of seconds? Now the question was if he was a dirty fighter based on the eye pokes, to me THAT was dirty but it's not that he's doing anything else illegal."

Rutten's rant even included a quick comment regarding his inability to access FightPass in Vegas.

"Just that, listen, I am in Vegas for a while, I tried to look at the fight on FightPass but apparently FightPass doesn't work in "this region"? I have no clue why but that's what it says. So I can't check if he looked down when he was doing this, that is the ONLY way to make it NOT illegal.

"That's it, and I will NOT respond to any idiot comments. When somebody can send me a clip of that exact moment, I can comment on that of course because that will reveal if it was on purpose or not.

"Party on, and lighten up"

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