White: Jones greatest accomplishments ever at light heavyweight

Friday, October 04, 2013

Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White appeared at media event in Brazil to promote UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 on Dec 28. During it, he declared Jon Jones the greatest UFC light heavyweight champion of all time.

“Jones has had the toughest run of guys in the UFC,” said white, as transcribed by MMAMania. “I mean, to get to the belt and to defend the belt, Jones has had to go through hell. Yeah, and he’s the most accomplished. Nevermind Tito Ortiz, let’s talk about Chuck Liddell, somebody who could actually really fight. Even Chuck Liddell, the things he accomplished and the things that he did, what Jon Jones has accomplished is greater than any light heavyweight, ever.”

At UFC 165 Jones defended his title for the sixth time, breaking the lightheavyweight title defense record, set by Tito Ortiz  at on 11/22/2002. Further, some call Jones vs. Gustafsson the best light heavyweight title fight ever.

What do you think UG? Is Jon Jones the light heavyweight GOAT? And was there ever a better title fight at 205 than Jones vs. Gus?