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Khabib Ruthlessly Snubs Jon Jones As He Names The UFC's Pound-For-Pound King

Nasir Jabbar

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Khabib Ruthlessly Snubs Jon Jones As He Names The UFC's Pound-For-Pound King

Khabib Nurmagomedov has named the best fighter in the UFC, snubbing consensus pound-for-pound king Jon Jones.


Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jones is considered the best fighter in the promotion by fans and critics.

But Nurmagomedov does NOT see it like that as he reckons UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is the best MMA fighter in the world.

He posted a picture of himself with 'The Nigerian Nightmare', accompanied with the caption: "With p4p best fighter in the World @usman84kg at #cytaka event in Dubai."

Jones is ranked as the No.1 fighter in UFC's pound-for-pound list.

Though 'The Eagle' reckons Usman's recent body of work means he should be considered the best in the UFC.

Usman's unbeaten inside the famed Octagon and has made four successful defences of his UFC welterweight title, beating Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal (x2) and Gilbert Burns.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Jones, though, has the chance to increase his legacy if he bags the UFC heavyweight title.

He's set to make his heavyweight debut in his next fight, with Dana White claiming 'Bones' will return next year.

On Jones, the UFC president said: "He’s not fighting till next year. It’s 2021. He’s not fighting until [2022]. I’m not even thinking about him until '22"

Speaking after Ciryl Gane beat Derrick Lewis to win the interim UFC heavyweight title, White said: "The beautiful thing about this division right now is we had this fight tonight.

"Now Francis versus Ciryl, you’ve got Jon Jones out there in 2022 and you got Stipe out there still, too.

"That means there’s a lot of fun coming up over the next year, year and a half."

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, UFC, Kamaru Usman

Nasir Jabbar
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