MMA: Jon Jones questions why Khabib Nurmagomedov is the UFC’s GOAT

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Jon Jones questions why Khabib Nurmagomedov is the UFC’s GOAT

  • Jon Jones has questioned why UFC should consider putting Khabib as the franchise’s GOAT (Greatest-Of-All-Time)
  • Speaking after his win over Gaethje, Khabib requested No 1 ranking which UFC President Dana White said it will be considered
  • Jones is currently considered the best pound-for-pound fighter of all time
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19

Jon Jones has questioned suggestions that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the best pound-for-pound fighter of all time.

The Dagestani fighter announced his retirement after stretching his unbeaten record to 29-0 by beating Justin Gaethje, with UFC president Dana White claiming he deserved GOAT status.

Khabib also made the request for the No 1 spot after the fight, saying: ‘There is only one thing I want from UFC, to put me as No 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world because I deserve it.’

Khabib defeated Gaethje in the second round with White revealing he had broken his foot and contracted mumps prior to the fight.

White said: ‘He (Khabib) is one of the toughest human beings on the planet. He’s the No 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world and we seriously need to put him up there as a GOAT status.’

But current No 1 pound-for-pound fighter Jon Jones quickly refuted Khabib’s request and issues a series of tweets defending his status.