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UFC Legend Jon Jones Asked To Name His Five Greatest Fighters Of All Time

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UFC Legend Jon Jones Asked To Name His Five Greatest Fighters Of All Time

Jon Jones revealed that Georges St-Pierre is amongst his picks for the best fighters of all time, despite criticising the MMA legend's UFC exit.

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Speaking ahead of his UFC 239 clash with Thiago Santos in 2019, a reporter asked Jones who would be in his top three or five fighters of all time.

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Jones said that his three picks would be Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo and 'GSP,' even though he suggested the latter "went out a little bit of a hater."

'Bones' explained: "Top fighters of all time? My favourites are Anderson Silva -- [he's] always going to be up there with me.

"Even though Georges St-Pierre went out a little bit of a hater -- I feel about his comments -- he'll always be one of my favourites. He was one of my initial idols. I loved the way he carried himself.

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"And let's see. Who else? I mean, I'll have to say Jose Aldo. I'm gonna say Jose Aldo.

"Demetrious Johnson, he's good, he's good, he's cool and all. But for me personally, I loved Jose Aldo's style."

Jones admitted that he is "asked that question a lot" and his selection "always changes."

But the UFC legend also added that both Demetrious Johnson and Fedor Emelianenko are amongst his best fighters of all time.

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"Yeah, and it always changes. I get asked that question a lot," he said.

"Sometimes I'll throw Demetrious in there or Fedor in there, but today I'm feeling Jose Aldo."

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'GSP,' who retired from MMA last year, walked away from the sport in 2013 before making his long-awaited UFC return in 2017 against Michael Bisping.

The 39-year-old Canadian legend has previously explained why he made the initial decision to leave the sport in 2013.

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"When I left it was not because of damage [to my body], it was more anxiety, nervousness, I couldn't sleep well. I kept thinking, it was claustrophobic, just too much pressure," he said.

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"When you're champion, you feel you're the centre of the world.

"Even though you're not, it's an illusion, because of the pressure, and it's a pressure that is different than other sport because it's a surviving pressure, your life is threatened in the real, real deepest way... You can die."

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Topics: Jon Jones, Fedor Emelianenko, Anderson Silva, UFC News, MMA News, Demetrious Johnson, UFC, jose aldo, MMA, Georges St-Pierre

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