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Khabib Nurmagomedov Names Jon Jones As The Best UFC Pound-For-Pound Fighter

Adnan Riaz

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Names Jon Jones As The Best UFC Pound-For-Pound Fighter

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Khabib Nurmagomedov believes that Jon Jones rightfully deserves to be ahead of him as UFC's best pound-for-pound fighter.

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When he was asked who is UFC's best pound-for-pound fighter, Khabib simply responded: "Jon Jones."

And the 31-year-old Dagestan superstar's response was met with applause from those in attendance.

Jones has only lost once inside the octagon as a result of a controversial DQ decision in his 2009 clash with Matt Hamill.

And 'Bones' also had his KO victory over Daniel Cormier in their second fight overturned to a no contest after he tested positive for turinabol.

Despite his controversies in combat sports, Jones is widely placed in the same conversation as fellow UFC legend Georges St-Pierre as the best fighter in MMA history.

The current light heavyweight champ fought twice in 2019 and successfully defended his title against Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos.

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Jones will now return to the octagon at UFC 247 on 8th February against Dominick Reyes.

Khabib, who ranked ahead of Jones in another MMA pound-for-pound ratings, holds an unblemished record of 28 victories in MMA.

And even UFC president Dana White has admitted that the 'Eagle' is only a couple of fights away from achieving 'GOAT status' in MMA.

Khabib will return to the octagon at UFC 249 on 18th April in his hotly-anticipated clash with Tony Ferguson.

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However, the UFC star has also admitted that he is "very close" to his retirement from MMA.

"Well, we don't have a plan for when we're going to finish, but I do know it is not over the mountains, as they say," he said during a Q&A session in Russia.

"That time is very close. I don't want to think about the future, I still have to live to April, I still have to fight, I need to win.

"So, I don't like to look too far ahead. Now we have an opponent, Tony Ferguson, a very serious opponent.

"And I think it's necessary to have this fight [and] then we'll sit down and think about what's next."

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, eagle, MMA

Adnan Riaz
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