Jones has this "hard man" reputation that started when he was a soccer player. After a while, that kind of reputation gets to be a burden.
“Something like this happened in Ricky Gervais’s comedy series Extras, except there, Vinny Jones was the tough guy and Gervais was in horror that Jones would mess him up over some comment attributed to him.”
As I remember it, Ricky had allied himself to some B-level action star resembling a chubby Bruce Willis. Ricky’s friend claimed to be “special forces,” and said he could kick Vinnie Jones’ ass. Ironically, given this story’s events, he crumbled when face to face with Jones, who turned out to be the “real” tough guy.