UFC president Dana White and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones have had some rocky relationship.
At 23, Jon Jones becomes the youngest person to win the UFC title. He kept the 205-pound belt from 2011 until 2015, defending it a record eight times.
In actual Jones supposed to be returning back after defeating Danie Cormier at UFC 214 via knockout. Later the result was overturned, and he was stripped of the title third time after testing positive to the banned substance Turinabol.
Jones’ fall from grace again and after having his hopes dashed again and again by Jones, Dana White has written off the former light heavyweight champion.
Dana White unloaded on Jon Jones while speaking at the TSN radio show:
“[It would be the biggest waste of talent] ever. Ever, in all of sports. The guy is so talented and gifted, God knows what he’d be doing right now if he had never got in trouble. He could possibly be the heavyweight champion and have the defense record that couldn’t be broken. The list goes on and on of what could’ve been with Jon Jones.”
Currently, Jones faces a lengthy suspension for his most recent drug test violation, and White was uncertain about Jones’ fighting future.
“Whatever happens [with his suspension], happens. Believe me, I’m not mentally or emotionally invested in that anymore.”
The latest update on the status of the former champion Jon Jones is awaiting a hearing in December to decide his fate. What you think his career will be over or return to fight in the octagon someday.