Had it not been for a controversial decision to disqualify Jon Jones for blasting Matt Hamill with some questionable elbows back in 2009, Jon Jones would be undefeated and the talk of “greatest of all time” would further intensify. Instead, his record sits at 26-1-1. But, it seems Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, has been trying to overturn that loss, though he hasn’t had much success ... yet.
“I’ve battled hard to try and get that one taken off the back of his record which is almost impossible to do,” White told ESPN (via BJPenn.com). “Which is insane, it is crazy that that thing doesn’t go away.
“At the time, Nevada State Athletic Commission was at its weakest, the guy who was running it was weak, the people who were involved were weak,” he continued. “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 one taken off his record. But, it is not looking good.”
At the end of the day, the loss will likely remain on Jones’ record indefinitely. Still, it hasn’t done much to tarnish his fighting legacy, as he is still considered to be the greatest fighter to ever step foot inside the cage thanks to his dominant run as UFC’s Light Heavyweight champion.
“Bones” will look to add to his already-impressive resume when he embarks on his new combat adventure, moving up tp Heavyweight to bang with the big boys later this year. If Jones can get the job done there (which even his rivals think he will), he will undoubtedly solidify himself as the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter ever.