After comparisons, Islam Makhachev provokes Jon Jones with a social media post

After Dana White named Jones as the best pound-for-pound, Makhachev teased the heavyweight champion for his inactivity

Islam Makhachev Jon Jones

Islam makhachev e Jon Jones They are UFC champions (Photo: Montage/SUPER FIGHTS)

Owner of an impressive streak of 14 wins in the UFC Octagon, including three defenses of the lightweight belt (up to 70,3 kg), Islam makhachev He occupies first place in the official weight-for-pound rankings of Ultimate, but that's not enough for Dana White to consider him the best fighter today.

In a press conference held after the UFC 302, Dana White defended, tooth and nail, that, while Jon Jones remains active, no other athlete will occupy the position of best fighter pound for pound. The president's opinion, however, does not seem to have been well digested by Makhachev.


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This Thursday morning (6), the lightweight champion published, through the 'stories' tool on his 'Instagram', a comparison between his recent achievements and those of Jon Jones in the UFC.

Islam Makhachev Jon Jones Instagram stories

Image published by Makhachev on social media (Photo: Reproduction)


The image published by Makhachev shows the victories achieved by the two from 2021 to now. On the Russian side, eight names appear, including Charles of the Bronx, Alexander Volkanovsky (twice) and Dustin poirier, while on Jones's side, only the triumph over Cyryl GaneIn 2023.

“Sorry,” Makhachev wrote about the image.


Biggest name in the history of light heavyweights (up to 93 kg), Jon Jones remained away from the Octagon for more than three years between 2020 and 2023. In addition to a contractual imbroglio with the UFC, 'Bones' took advantage of the hiatus to gain muscle mass and complete the definitive transition to heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg). On his return to competition, he won the new category belt by submitting Cyryl Gane.

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