Jon Jones is, no question about it, one of the greatest fighters of all time. If he defeats Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 this December 29, that will be even harder to deny. At least that’s what UFC President Dana White thinks.
“That’s the question. And that is a great question. If he can come back and win the title after everything he has been through, it would be tough to deny he would be the greatest ever,” said Dana White speaking to ESPN. “We can talk about how Jon Jones could have been the greatest, and if he comes back and does this it is hard to deny.”
Jones has a tough task at hand in fighting Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight belt at UFC 232. Jones is looking to get back his belt and start defending it again after coming back from a lengthy suspension from USADA. The fight is one of the most interesting fights left on the UFC calendar. The first time the two light heavyweights fought, it was a close decision that Jones won by the skin of his teeth.
Jones has looked unstoppable in his MMA career, having defeated Daniel Cormier, Chael Sonnen, Glover Teixeira, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Shogun Rua, Ryan Bader, Gustafsson and many others. He has only lost once in his MMA career, and that was via disqualification.
Jones is a phenomenal athlete that can finish fights from anywhere, whether it be by knockout, submission or decision. There aren’t many holes in his game, and it will be great to see him back in the cage at UFC 232.
“He’s the greatest talent we have ever seen,” White said.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 11/1/2018.