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Jon Jones Takes A Shot On Khabib Nurmagomedov Taking Top Spot In UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Jon Jones Takes A Shot On Khabib Nurmagomedov Taking Top Spot In UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings

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As we know, Nurmagomedov faced Gaethje in an alliance bout on 24 October 2020 in the main event at UFC 254.

Khabib Nurmagomedov won the fight via technical submission with a triangle choke in the second round to defend and re-unify the UFC Lightweight Championship. Later, In his post-fight interview, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.

He explained that he had promised his mother that he would not continue to fight without his late father, "No way I’m going to come here without my father. It was the first time after what happened with my father when UFC called me about Justin, I talk with my mother three days."

"She doesn’t want me to go fight without my father but I promised her it was going to be my last fight. If I give my word, I have to follow this. It was my last fight here."

With 29 wins and no losses, he retired with an undefeated record. Shortly after retirement, he earned the #1 spot on the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings. As of 26 October 2020, Fight Matrix ranks him as the #1 lightweight of all time.

While the former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has some problems with the affection being bestowed to Khabib Nurmagomedov over his victory against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

However, Jon Jones congratulated Nurmagomedov following the announcement that he was retiring from the sports but took a shot on Khabib on moving to No. 1 on the Pound-For-Pound rankings.

As we know, Jones has maintained that No. 1 position for the plenty since the UFC first started those rankings in 2013.

Jon Jones took to his Twitter and wrote, “This is number one bullsh*t."

Meanwhile, holds many UFC records in the light heavyweight division, including the most title defenses, most wins, longest win streak, and most submission victories. During much of his championship reign, Jones has been widely considered to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Jon Jones has the most wins in title fights in the promotion (14), the most wins in light heavyweight title fights (14), the most successful title defenses at light heavyweight (11).

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