Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Dana White Not Ready To Say Jon Jones Is The Best, Yet

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

UFC President Dana White has already blasted UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones in the past, blaming the cancellation on Jones and his camp, so it should come as no surprise that White isn't ready to say Jones is the best fighter in the world right now.

White talked to ESPN UK about the Champion and explained to them why he feels Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva are his number 1 and 2 guys:

“[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.”

Props: ESPN

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