UFC 254: Khabib biggest in UFC history? Jon Jones disagrees:...

UFC 254: Khabib biggest in UFC history? Jon Jones disagrees:...
UFC 254: Khabib biggest in UFC history? Jon Jones disagrees:...

Immediately, most fighters went to social media and declared: Khabib is the greatest fighter in UFC history.

But someone in particular disagreed with this: Jon Jones.

The American even praised the Russian enough, he even ‘delivered’ the first place in the weight-for-weight ranking to him, but made it clear that the fight to be the biggest in history was quite different.

“Khabib just proved why he is the champion. Damn, different levels! Until I take the heavyweight crown, you can keep this place (1st place in the weight-for-weight ranking, as Khabib himself asked in an interview in the octagon, ”said the champion.

“I want to congratulate Khabib on his incredible career. I know he made his father and millions of fans very proud today. May God continue to bless you on your journey, ”he added.

The affection, however, stopped there

“15 world titles, the numbers don’t lie,” posted Jones, referring to all the belt fights he won.

“Definitely a powerful moment, but my logic is definitely not overshadowed,” he added.

See all UFC 254 results:

CARD PRINCIPAL

Khabib Nurmagomedov (RUS) submitted Justin Gaethje (USA) with a triangle at 1:34 of the 2nd round – for the lightweight belt
Robert Witthaker (AUS) defeated Jared Cannonier (USA) by unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28) – middleweight
Alexander Volkov (RUS) knocked out Wal Harris (USA) at 1:15 of the 2nd round – heavy
Phil Hawes (USA) knocked out Jacob Malkoun (AUS) at 0:18 of the 1st round – middleweight
Lauren Murphy (USA) submitted Liliya Shakirova (UZB) with a rear naked choke at 3:31 of the 2nd round. – female flies
Magomed Ankalaev (RUS) knocked out Ion Cutelaba (MOL) at 4:19 of the first round – light heavyweights

CARD PRELIMINAR

Tai Tuivasa (AUS) knocked out Stefan Struve (HOL) at 4:59 of the 1st round – heavy
Casey Kenney (USA) defeated Nathaniel Wood (ING) by unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28 and 30-27) – combined weight
Shavkat Rakhmonov (CAZ) submitted Alex Cowboy (BRA) with a guillotine at 4:40 of the 1st round – welterweight
Da Un Jung (COR) and Sam Alvey (USA) tied (29-28, 28-29 and 28-28) – light heavyweights
Miranda Maverick (USA) knocked out Liana Jojua (RUS) with medical interruption at the end of the 1st round – female flies
Joel Álvarez (ESP) submitted Alexander Yakovlev (RUS) with an armbar at 3:00 of the 1st round – lightweight

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