Dana White Provides an Update on Jon Jones

Published 12/31/2020, 5:31 AM EST
HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones walks to his corner in between rounds against Dominick Reyes in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Dana White recently opened up on his views on Jon Jones. In an interview with NYup, the UFC President talked about ‘Bones‘ and his legacy. Jones is considered one of the greatest of all time, if not the greatest, by many.

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White was asked about his view on the former light-heavyweight champion’s career so far. Jones has dominated the UFC’s 205 lbs division for almost a decade now. He has taken on all comers, beating legends of the sport to new rising contenders through the years. He is the pinnacle of a dominant champion in MMA.

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When asked about Jones’s greatness, White said, “Who, Jones? He’s already there. I mean, you’re always gonna have the trackers and people. Like the Brady thing, we were just talking about. It’s hard to dispute that Jones [is one of the greatest]. Look at how long he’s been doing it. The one loss in his record is not a loss. It was screwed up by a really bad referee who shouldn’t have been in there. It was at a time when the Nevada commission was very weak.

LAS VEGAS – DECEMBER 5: Matt Hamill (camo/black shorts) def. Jon Jones (red shorts) – Disqualification (illegal elbows) – 4:14 round 1 during The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale at The Pearl at the Palms on December 5, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

And the guy is literally undefeated. He’s beat the who’s who and now he’s gonna move up to heavyweight. And if he continues to win fights at heavyweights, it’s hard to deny Jon Jones,” added Mr. White.

Jon Jones will return at heavyweight

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Jones has relinquished his light-heavyweight gold in order to get ready for his move up to heavyweight. Fans are excited to see Jones in a new weight class.

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones celebrates his KO victory over Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

If Jones can capture the heavyweight belt, it will be hard not to recognize him as the greatest fighter ever. Given his profile and resume, he is expected to get a title shot right away.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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