Jones recently put up a video on Instagram, explaining why Nurmagomedov shouldn’t be ranked ahead of him:
Nolan King of MMA Junkie provided the following transcript of what Jones said:
“I’m talking to all you Khabib fans out there. Fifteen world titles to your guy’s four. And you guys really talking about who’s the best fighter ever? You guys are joking, right? Fifteen to four, are you guys kidding me?
“The only person who could possibly come back and challenge my record and what I’ve done in the UFC is possibly Georges St-Pierre. He’d have to come back and win two championship fights to tie me. And I’m not even retired yet. I’m 33 years old. We’ve got a whole other chapter to go through. You guys are nuts. I love you guys so much. I hope you guys all have a great day.
“Fifteen world championships to four. And all you guys that are going with this, ‘He’s more dominant,’ argument? The guy just recently started fighting elite-level competition. Could you imagine me against the No. 10 ranked guy?”
Nurmagomedov is ranked #1 in the UFC’s pound for pound fighters list as of this writing.