Dana White sees Jon Jones as undefeated and wants to modify the record books in order to strike off the 1 from Jones Jones’ 26-1.
When it comes to the old-fashioned GOAT debate, where statistics play a major role, then not many fighters stand out in front of the numbers that Jon Jones possesses.
Jones has achieved almost everything in UFC, he is registered as the promotion’s youngest champion (At age 23, captured the Light-Heavyweight title), has the most number of title defenses in UFC history (11), and also with 18 fights gone without a loss, the fighter holds the record of the longest undefeated streak.
Yet, despite carrying the aforementioned distinctions, he is still not considered a perfectionist. One may wonder, what is the missing element? With 26 total wins, Jones carries a towering stature in MMA, but it is also a fact that there is a 1 written under the losses column, which apparently makes his record exceptional but normal.
Dana White reveals UFC is trying to erase the only loss of Jon Jones’ career
Presenting a notion that it was a loss based on a disqualification and not a regular defeat, UFC and Dana White are hellbent on deleting the unwanted figure from Jon Jones’ account. But, it is a daunting task, states Dana White in an interview with ESPN.
“The guy’s never lost a fight ever. That one loss on his record, we’re trying to get that overturned,” White said. “It was at a time and a place in the Nevada State Athletic Commission when it was at its worst. It was the weakest commission ever in the history of Nevada. And the referee that reffed that fight shouldn’t have even been in there. And he disqualified Jon, which shouldn’t have happened either. So, hopefully, we can get that done.
“I’ve battled hard to try and get that one taken off the back of his record which is almost impossible to do. Which is insane, it is crazy that that thing doesn’t go away,” White said. “At the time, the Nevada State Athletic Commission was at it’s weakest. The guy who was running it was weak, the people who were involved were weak. Everybody was weak at the time. You should be able to look back and say okay let’s make this right. So far no good, I have really worked hard to try and get that 1 taken off his record. But, it is not looking good.”
So, should Jon Jones receive a reprieve from what is a case of illegal shots, or should the prior decision stand, what do you think?
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