“I’d Probably Walk Naked in the Street” – Jon Jones Given Shade by Khabib’s Close Aide as He Issues Scathing Statement

Published 06/23/2022, 11:15 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 23: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia poses on the scale during the UFC 254 weigh-in on October 23, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Many regard Khabib Nurmagomedov as the greatest fighter to ever grace the octagon. On the other hand, many MMA fans believe Jon Jones is the greatest ever. However, the renowned MMA manager, Ali Abdelaziz, voiced his opinion on ‘The Eagle’ being the greatest fighter and even compared his legacy to Jones’

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In an interview with Sherdog, Ali Abdelaziz explained why he thinks his former client is better than Jon Jones.

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He said, “Man, Jon Jones… When I talk about the good, the good means inside the cage, outside the cage….. Khabib never had a close fight. You look at Jon Jones, last three fights were very close fights…. Khabib never had even a close fight… Dominance, Khabib is better, undefeated. In many rounds Khabib is better. Outside the cage, Khabib is better.”

“Khabib never had any action with USADA, none of the stuff…. Of course, Jon Jones is a great fighter, but he cannot tie the shoes of Khabib. I don’t think he can. He’s great, but I think Khabib is on a different level, ” he added.

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According to Abdelaziz, Jon Jones did not get the correct people to guide him and did not have the right company when he became the champion for the first time. He said, “If you gave me what Jon Jones had at 21, I’d probably walk naked in the street.”

Jones has been through a lot of controversy in his professional career, which has tarnished his reputation. The fighter is looking to make a UFC return at heavyweight and has been training for his big comeback.

Khabib Nurmagomedov on life after retirement

In an interview with Eagle FC’s reporter, Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke about how his life has become after retiring from the sport of MMA. He also spoke about how his training schedule has changed post his retirement.

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Nurmagomedov said, “I think it’s changed a lot you know. I stopped like training every day twice. I was training all my life every day like four-five hours at least, and now I’m all like training only like one and a half one and a half maybe maximum two hours. My schedule little bit changed. Now I focus on Eagle FC and a couple more other, my business projects.”

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Do you think Khabib Nurmagomedov is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time? Do you agree with Ali Abdelaziz on Khabib being better than Jon Jones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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