Earlier this week, news surfaced that UFC President Dana White is working with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to potentially overturn the lone loss on the record of Jon Jones: a 2009 disqualification against Matt Hamill.
This controversial loss occurred when Jones unloaded a series of illegal, 12-6 elbows on Hamill, and White — along with UFC commentator Joe Rogan — feels like it should have been ruled a win for the future champ.
Matt Hamill isn’t so sure about that, but he has a solution in mind. Speaking on his official Twitter account, he reminded the world that he’s on a two-fight win-streak, and offered Jon Jones a rematch. He also snuck in a PED-related diss.
@joerogan @danawhite @JonnyBones to supports overturning Jon Jones DQ loss to me to a no contest? Well I'm not complaining about jones in the past what he used illegal substance when he fought me.12/6 elbow is illegal. Back to back wins. How about rematch?
— Matt Hamill (@hammer_hamill) June 26, 2019
“[Joe Rogan, Dana White, Jon Jones] to supports overturning Jon Jones DQ loss to me to a no contest? Well I’m not complaining about jones in the past what he used illegal substance when he fought me.12/6 elbow is illegal. Back to back wins. How about rematch?” – Matt Hamill on Twitter.
Matt Hamill’s two latest wins occurred in 2017 and 2018, both on the regional circuit. The more notable of these two victories saw him knock out fellow UFC veteran Luiz Cane in less than a minute. Unfortunately, these victories were preceded by three straight losses to Julian Marquez, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Vinny Magalhaes — all first-round stoppages.
Jon Jones, meanwhile, resides amongst the greatest fighters of all time. Aside from his controversial DQ loss to Matt Hamill, he has never tasted defeat as a professional fighter. Over the course of his legendary run, he’s defeated top-flight foes like Ryan Bader, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Alexander Gustafsson (twice), Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Glover Teixeira, Daniel Cormier, Ovince Saint Preux, and Anthony Smith.
Suffice it to say that, while Matt Hamill deserves some credit for offering to rematch Jon Jones, the UFC is extremely unlikely to take him up on this offer.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/27/2019.