Dana White Says Jon Jones is The Top Pound For Pound Fighter in The World
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.04.2014
Also says Gustafsson's next in line…
- Dana White recently spoke about Jon Jones' next fight and more. Here are the highlights…
On Jon Jones' Next Opponent: "Gustafsson's next in line," White said. "Even Cormier said, ‘Listen, I hope this whole things works out for me and I get the shot, but even I believe that Gustafsson deserves the next shot.' [Gustafsson is] the No. 1 contender, he's waited for this rematch and [Cormier] even agrees."
On Jones Turning Down Opponents: "As soon as [Jones] starts to build some steam and starts to become the star that you think he can be, he comes out and doesn't want to fight somebody," White said. "You're the champion, you're the pound-for-pound best guy in the world, and he says he wants to be known as the best ever. Well, you don't turn down opponents, you know what I mean? You've got to fight all the best in the world, anyway. You're the man; everybody's gunning for you."
On Jones Being The Top Pound For Pound Fighter in The World : "When Renan Barao was undefeated for 32 fights and nine years and everything else, there was some debate there," White said. "There's no debate now. Jon Jones is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world."