Jon Jones tells fans to ‘slap themselves’ if they rank Khabib Nurmagomedov or Israel Adesanya as the greatest due to number of title fight wins… and ‘Bones’ rates Amanda Nunes as ‘close second’ to himself
- Jon Jones regularly takes to social media to call himself the greatest of all time
- He shared list of fighters with highest number of victories in UFC title fights
- Jones tops the list with 14 and Khabib and Israel Adesanya do not make top 10
- When asked about Nunes, American said ‘Lioness’ was a ‘close second to him’
Jon Jones rates Amanda Nunes as a ‘close second’ to him as the greatest MMA fighter of all time.
‘Bones’ has made a habit of pushing his case forward on social media and shared a table of the most wins in UFC title fights.
He tops the list with 14 to his name. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Israel Adesanya, rivals in the GOAT conversation, do not make the top 10 with four apiece.
Jon Jones has again claimed himself to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time
The former light-heavyweight champion shared a list of most wins in UFC title fights
Jones tweeted the list alongside the message: ‘If you consider your favorite fighter the best and he’s not on this list, slap yourself. Have a great week.’
Khabib is the current pound-for-pound No 1 despite insisting he is still retired following his emotional win over Justin Gaethje last year.
And Adesanya has looked incredible on his rise to middleweight gold. He is now preparing to take on light-heavyweight king Jan Blachowicz in a bid to further his legacy.
But Jones clearly does not consider either man to possess a fighting CV to rival his own. Perhaps the score will one day be settled against Adesanya given their frequent verbal clashes online and willingness from ‘Stylebender’ to move up to heavyweight one day.
When asked by a fan about Nunes, the female bantamweight and flyweight champion, Jones was full of praise but stopped short of saying he is ahead of him.
He wrote: ‘Close second, only halfway there. That’s a bad woman.’
The American paid tribute to Amanda Nunes, regarded as the greatest female fighter ever
Nunes is going for her eighth title defence in a clash with Megan Anderson next month on March 6.
Jones meanwhile, is looking to further establish his credentials in the endless debate by moving up to heavyweight where he has aspirations of another championship belt.
He is currently working on building his frame to compete with the biggest athletes the UFC has to offer with the ultimate aim of overcoming Stipe Miocic.
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