Matt Hamill Replies To Talk Of Overturning 205-Pound Champ Jon Jones’ Disqualification Loss: “How About Rematch?”
Jon Jones was defeated only once in his professional career. It happened at TUF 10, on December 5, 2009, when he was disqualified against Matt Hamill due to illegal 12-6 elbows by controversial referee Steve Mazzagatti.
“Bones” mounted “The Hammer” in the last minute of the first round and everybody expected the stoppage, but then Mazzagatti waved off the contest and claimed Hamill a winner due to an illegal move at 4:14.
UFC boss Dana White recently said on ESPN he’s working with NSAC to get the only loss of Jon Jones fighting career overturned from disqualification to no contest. White criticized Steve Mazzagatti for questionable calls in numerous UFC fights in the past, so it is hard to say if this action is personal. Joe Rogan stood by Dana’s side, calling 12-6 rule “one of the dumbest in combat sports”.
But Matt Hamill (13-8 MMA) is not retired yet. The decorated 42-year-old wrestler last fought in 2018, and earned a split decision win over Chris Birchier at Maverick MMA 6. “The Hammer” took to his Twitter account and offered Jon Jones (24-1, 1 NC) a great solution for his controversial disqualification loss – a rematch!
@joerogan @danawhite @JonnyBones to supports overturning Jon Jones DQ loss to me to a no contest? Well I'm not complaining about jones in the past what he used illegal substance when he fought me.12/6 elbow is illegal. Back to back wins. How about rematch?
— Matt Hamill (@HamillHammer) June 26, 2019
@joerogan @danawhite @JonnyBones to supports overturning Jon Jones DQ loss to me to a no contest? Well I’m not complaining about jones in the past what he used illegal substance when he fought me.12/6 elbow is illegal. Back to back wins. How about rematch?
So, what are your thoughts on Jon Jones Vs Matt Hamill 2? Should Dana White accept Hamill’s suggestion?