Joe Rogan Agrees With Efforts To Overturn Jon Jones’ Only Loss
Earlier this week, it was announced that Dana White was looking to overturn the sole loss on Jon Jones’ MMA record. Not surprisingly, UFC commentator Joe Rogan thinks this is an excellent idea.
Jones is set to face Thiago Santos at UFC 239, looking to improve his record to 25-1. That single loss? An extremely controversial disqualification loss to Matt Hamill. However, this lone blemish on the record of this legend came due to an illegal elbow landed, in a fight Jones was dominating.
Now, it has been revealed that UFC President Dana White would be going to bat for “Bones.” White plans to appeal this loss from 2009, to get it overturned. Long-time UFC commentator Joe Rogan thinks this is the right call.
Rogan took to Twitter to share the news, and his thoughts.
I’m in agreement with this 100%. The 12-6 elbow rule is one of the dumbest rules in combat sports. At the very least that fight should be a no contest. He was completely dominant.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) June 25, 2019
“I’m in agreement with this 100%. The 12-6 elbow rule is one of the dumbest rules in combat sports. At the very least that fight should be a no contest. He was completely dominant.”
Rogan makes a good point. The moment in this fight when it was stopped, was towards the end of a dominate performance. Additionally, Jones had been completely controlling Hamill, landing strikes. Subsequently, it was only after the hearing-impaired Hamill was verbally asked if he could continue that the bout was stopped.
It is safe to say that Joe Rogan is right on the money with this one. Although, it is a little strange that it took a decade to get this far. Let’s see if this ends up coming to fruition.