Jon Jones DISPUTES Khabib's claim to number one pound-for-pound status after UFC 254 victory — RT Sport News

Jon Jones has objected to Khabib’s claim to be considered the best fighter in the sport after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, stating that Khabib’s achievements do not rival those of his cage.

Nurmagomedov urged the UFC to top him on pound-for-pound after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Fight Island on Saturday night in what Khabib later announced as his last – To set ranking list.

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The Russian extended his winning streak by beating the dangerous Gaethje to 29: 0, a record that is unparalleled in mixed martial arts at the highest level and that distinguishes him as one of the best fighters to have entered this age.

“There is only one thing I want from UFC to position myself as the number 1 warrior in the world because I deserve it,” Khabib told UFC commentator Jon Anik of his latest pre-retirement request from the company – but Another fighter fighting for this position doesn’t exactly support Nurmagomedov’s campaign.

Until I take this heavy crown I’ll give you the place. ???????? Enjoy Champ

– BONY (@JonnyBones) October 24, 2020

Jon Jones, the former UFC light heavyweight champion who recently announced his move to heavyweight division, has long been considered at or near the top of the pound-for-pound rankings for most of a decade and doesn’t appear to be on it interested in leaving his status to the Russian master.

Jones initially congratulated Khabib, saying he “granted” him first place, but soon tweeted more suggesting that Nurmagomedov’s accomplishments pale in comparison to his.

I’ll just ask about the heavyweight championship belt and see if they give it to me. We can now simply ask ????????‍♂️

– BONY (@JonnyBones) October 25, 2020

If we have a popularity contest I’d love to take my L. This shit has nothing to do with fame or a good person. I’ve dedicated my entire adult life to this game, I owe it to myself to speak up.

– BONY (@JonnyBones) October 25, 2020

Of course, Jones has a legitimate claim to the title of the sport’s best fighter. Unbeaten in his career (with the exception of a bizarre DQ loss to Matt Hamill in 2009), Jones’ amazing talent was evident when he made his UFC debut less than a year after his first training session.

He became the youngest UFC champion in history when he defeated Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in March 2011 to claim the light heavyweight title, and has since defeated every man who has faced him.

Jones’ career, however, was marred by multiple incidents and out-of-cage arrests that threatened to derail his career. Even so, he says, the evidence of his career speaks for itself.

I was signed by the UFC literally nine months after my first MMA training session. Unknown

– BONY (@JonnyBones) October 25, 2020

I understand that most people have never been number one in their community, let alone number one in the world. Because of my competitiveness, I can’t just watch someone ask to be considered the best. I sacrificed too much blood

– BONY (@JonnyBones) October 25, 2020

“The saddest thing about this situation is that the company will likely comply with its request and demote me. It will be offensive, but not a big surprise. I’ll just use it as a motivation,” Jones wrote, while insisting he wasn’t “salty.” “because Khabib was awarded.

“Not salty at all, I really respect Khabib, I honor the type of man he is. But being the best is not given. Unfortunately, there are not four championships, no matter how much we like them all.”

The UFC’s post-UFC 245 ranking is expected to be released earlier this week. All information on which of the most dominant UFC champions is considered the company’s best fighter will be revealed.

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