Henry Cejudo has no doubt that Jon Jones is the ‘GOAT’.
‘The Greatest Mixed Martial Artist Of All Time’
The former two-division UFC Champion might be a bit biased when it comes to ‘Bones’ as he helped prepare him for his UFC 285 fight, BUT Cejudo isn’t the only one who thinks he is the greatest of all time. After tapping out Ciryl Gane in just two minutes to win the heavyweight championship, there is a much larger consensus that Jones has truly cemented his legacy.
Cejudo makes the case that nobody stands up to Jones in the GOAT conversation anymore, which includes another former two-division champ: the legendary Georges St-Pierre.
“Jon Jones did what he had to get done,” Cejudo said on his YouTube channel. “He executed the game plan, did very, very well. He was a little off balance, but other than that, his leg kicks, the way he delivered his takedowns, the way he was able to have that tenacity to be able to control a guy like Ciryl Gane and how he did it… Jon Jones just cemented himself as the greatest of all time.
“No more excuses, no more, no more [Georges] St-Pierre, no more anybody. His name is Jon Jones and he is the greatest pound-for-pound fighter, the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.”
Long Layoff Leads To Big Payoff
Before beating Gane in dominant fashion, Jones was gone from the Octagon for three years after razor-close decision victories against Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes. Following a long and bumpy road since then, Cejudo was glad to see Jon Jones overcome Ciryl Gane but also in what he thinks is sealing the deal as the greatest fighter to ever do it.
“Jon has been away from the sport for three years, but it’s also has been the best thing for him. He stopped dominating people cause of the simple fact that he got bored. He needed that competitive drive. He needed that competitive spirit. And that was for him to eventually go up, he needed to be scared.
“He had that challenge to feel those nerves once again. So, watching John perform as he did yesterday, it was incredible. Who expected him to get it done within two and a half minutes? He just cemented himself as the greatest of all time. I’m just glad I had a little part to do with that.”
Jon Jones will look to add on to his ‘GOAT’ status by beating heavyweight great Stipe Miocic in his next outing.