Jon Jones Says Khabib Isn’t Best P4P UFC Fighter, Khabib Appears To Respond and So Does Jon Jones

This past weekend we reported how Khabib defeated his respected opponent Justin Gaethje (view here) and afterwards announced his retirement from MMA fighting. Khabib retires undefeated at 29-0 (8 wins by knockout, 11 wins by submission & 10 wins by decision. The Dagestani warrior mainly fought in the UFC’s lightweight division with a career spanning from 2008-2020.  After Khabib’s match with Gaethje, UFC Boss Dana White indicated the pound-for-pound rankings should change to show “The Eagle” as the best P4P fighter in the world.

Jon Jones, certainly one of the best fighters the sports has ever witnessed to date, competitively disagreed. Besides congratulating Khabib and wishing “The Eagle” the best moving forward, Jones asserted that he’s the best P4P fighter in the world.



Jones basically suggests he’s the best P4P fighter of All-Time. “15 world titles, numbers don’t lie.” refers to Jones’ title defenses versus Khabib’s 4 title defenses. Jones’ overall UFC records stands at 26 wins (10 knockout, 6 submission, 10 decision), 1 loss by way of disqualification and 1 no-contest. Nobody doubts Jones’ ability to dominate. He’s an elite fighter. As is Khabib. Jones fights as a light heavyweight.


When the new rankings came out, Khabib was indeed granted the top position and the Dagestani fighter took to social media to seemingly respond to Jones.

Khabib’s post is captioned with,

“It was work of my life, I never got anything easy, and nothing was given to me because I’m nice guy. Hard work, hope for Allah and patience, this three ingredient helps me to get successful, and of course, control and advises from my Father, who invested in me a lot of time and work.”

Note: Khabib has easily defeated 3 of the top 11 current top P4P fighters.

In another post, Khabib seems to put any idea of fighting in the UFC behind him by showing a picture of himself and the ‘Ruler’s Representative of the Eastern Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan (a member of the ruling family) who was previously deputy chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, chairman of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and deputy chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council. The post seems to suggest big business ventures in the future for Khabib and his team.

“It was my pleasure to meet @tbzayed Thank you so much for invitation. Looking forward to launch our new projects in Abu Dhabi soon InshaAllah.”

Khabib has also been very active with charity projects in both sub-saharan Africa and his native Dagestan. Presumably, he’ll continue to be active in these projects.

Meanwhile, Jones continue to tweet. Can’t knock the man for standing up for himself.





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