Dana White says Jon Jones still not as good as Anderson Silva or Georges St. Pierre
UFC President Dana White says Jon Jones still not as good as Anderson Silva or Georges St. Pierre - MMAmania.comUFC President Dana White still doesn't think that qualifies him as the Octagon's best, and points to the success of his middleweight champion Anderson Silva (32-4), as well as to the body of work from welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre (22-2), both of whom rank higher than Jones in his personal pound-for-pound list.
White explains himself to ESPN.co.uk:
"[Georges St. Pierre] is my number two. Jon Jones is getting there. Jon Jones proved a lot -- to a lot of people -- in that fight (against Vitor Belfort). Staying in that armbar, popping out of it like he wasn't even in an armbar, continuing to fight the way that he did, kept himself together mentally. He came a long way. My thing is, I don't ever give Jon Jones the huge ... these other guys, Anderson Silva's been doing it since 2005 in the UFC, Georges St. Pierre's been doing it forever. Jon Jones has been on a tear for a year and a half. He's had some problems. Time will tell. We'll see what happens, where he ends up. At the rate he's going, he's on his way to number one and possibly going down as one of the greatest ever, too."