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Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

Dana White: “You Can’t Deny Any More” Jon Jones is The “Greatest Ever”

Jon Jones (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

As Jon Jones prepares to defend the UFC’s light-heavyweight title against Thiago Santos next month, Dana White has proclaimed that the champion is the greatest fighter of all time.

Jones will face Santos at UFC 239, July 6th, in what will be his second bout since he reclaimed the 205 title in December, by stopping Alexander Gustafsson. Jones was stripped of the title back in 2017, due to a USADA flag for banned substances.

Recently White spoke with ESPN, and while discussing Jones, the UFC President said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“Jon Jones is — you can’t even argue it, you can’t deny any more — he’s the greatest ever,” White said. “He’s the greatest of all time.

“If you look at his life outside the octagon and what he’s been able to do inside the octagon, it’s pretty amazing. Nobody has ever been better than Jon Jones. The guy’s unstoppable.”

White also said in the interview that the promotion is working to have Jones’ 2009, disqualification loss against Matt Hamill (due to the use of illegal elbows), over turned.

Jones current record stands at 24-1, with 1 no-contest. In March, Jones defended the light-heavyweight title by recording a unanimous decision win over Anthony Smith.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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