Jon Jones has revealed who he thinks is second after him in the list of all-time greats.
Fans of MMA are forever debating who they believe is the best to ever step into the Octagon is, with Jones, Anderson Silva, GSP and Demetrious Kohnson the usual names thrown out there.
Longtime light heavyweight kingpin Jones has the most championship wins in UFC history, with a whopping 14 title fight victories dating back to his demolition of Shogun Rua way back in 2010.. In second place is welterweight legend Georges St Pierre, but Jones dismissed his male rivals island instead pointed to female fighter Amanda Nunes as a “close second” in the GOAT list.
“If you consider your favourite fighter the best ever and he’s not on this list, slap yourself. Have a great week,” Jones wrote on his verified Twitter page.
The Tweet was a clear dig at those who claim Khabib Nurmagomedov is the GOAT, as these two are the only fighters regularly spoken about in the greatest-of-all-time debate who didn’t feature on the list, having won just for title fights each.
When asked by a fan who he thinks is behind him in the all-time P4P rankings, Jones said number eight on the list is the current women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion, Amanda Nunes.
“Close second, only halfway there. That’s a bad woman,” he Tweeted.
Nunes will have an opportunity to close the gap when she goes for her eighth championship win next month. The two-weight world champ tangles with Megan Anderson at UFC 259 for Nunes’ 135lbs belt, and another win will put her one step closer to bridging the gap with Jones on the list of UFC title fight wins. Jones is currently waiting to make his debut in the heavyweight division after vacating his 205lbs belt, and the American will likely face the winner of Stipe Miocic Vs Francis Ngannou who collide in March for the heavyweight championship.