Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has unleashed on the UFC after releasing the new Pound for Pound rankings
Retiring legend Khabib Nurmagomedov said he wished he would be P4P No.1 after his shock retirement at UFC 254 on the weekend.
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While many people rate Khabib the greatest UFC fighter of all time - with an astonishing undefeated record of 29-0 - he was behind Jones in the P4P rankings.
After defeating Justin Gaethje in sublime fashion in the second round, the UFC deemed this was enough for him to go out on top as the P4P.
Khabib broke down in tears in the middle of the octagon as he soaked up his victory on the weekend, before dropping the bombshell news that he’s retiring.
“This was my last fight,” he said.
“No way I can come here without my father. When UFC call me with Justin, I talk with my mother for three days.
“I promise it will be my last fight. If I give my word, I have to follow this.”
Jones fumes at Khabib’s P4P ranking
Khabib took to Instagram to thank everybody and said it was the ‘work of my life’.
But Jones was dismayed with the decision.
Jones has a near perfect record, who is 26-1 in MMA and 20-1 in the UFC, with his only loss a controversial call by the referee when he was disqualified.
Many throw him atop of the GOAT pedestal.
Unanimous decision over last minute replacement Al Iaquinta to become champion🤷🏾♂️ Conor McGregor is the only opponent he’s ever had that the general public actually knew. Catapulted my man to becoming the best ever, this is hilarious
— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 27, 2020
But the decision to replace him at the top of the P4P rankings prompted the outspoken star to take to social media and blast the new rankings.
“This is number one bulls**t,” Jones wrote.
“Unanimous decision over last minute replacement Al Iaquinta to become champion Conor McGregor is the only opponent he’s ever had that the general public actually knew,” he added.
“Catapulted my man to becoming the best ever, this is hilarious.”
Jones is set to make a transition from light heavyweight to the heavyweight division after relinquishing his title.
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