Jon Jones Blasts Pound For Pound Ranking System
The UFC’s pound for pound rankings are voted on by journalists, and are supposed to be based on skills, wins, and overall dominance. Yet if you ask Jon Jones, there might be more to it than that.
In the most recent versions of the pound for pound rankings, things look a little interesting. At the time of writing, the current P4P rankings stand as follows (per UFC.com):
- Daniel Cormier
- Jon Jones
- Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Henry Cejudo
- Max Holloway
- Amanda Nunes
- Dustin Poirier
- Kamaru Usman
- Robert Whittaker
- Tony Ferguson
- Stipe Miocic
- Conor McGregor
- Valentina Shevchenko
- Tyron Woodley
- Jessica Andrade
Seems pretty straightforward, right? Well according to Jon Jones, there is an aspect of this that makes no sense. According to him, he should be ranked in the number one spot, ahead of Daniel Cormier. Subsequently, he made an Instagram post explaining why he feels this way.
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Double tap if the ending of this video confused the hell out of you. I mean the first time I fought DC I beat him unanimously. This ranking system can’t be based off straight up skills, wins and resume. Politics I guess. Whoever is ahead of the @UFC rating system needs to slap themselves for this lol
“Double tap if the ending of this video confused the hell out of you. I mean the first time I fought DC I beat him unanimously. This ranking system can’t be based off straight up skills, wins and resume. Politics I guess. Whoever is ahead of the @UFC rating system needs to slap themselves for this lol”
Jones makes some good points, his wins over DC are recent and impressive, albeit controversial. However, what he fails to consider, and what the people voting likely did, is that Cormier has since conquered another division. He moved up, and took out Stipe Miocic, arguably the Heavyweight GOAT, and defended his belt. This is something that Jones, as of yet, refuses to attempt.
What do you think of the current P4P rankings? Do you agree that Jon Jones should be number one? Or will he have to move up in weight to solidify that?
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