Jon Jones is arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all-time, but how tarnished is his image? Photo: AP
Patrick Blennerhassett
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The Takedown by Patrick Blennerhassett

UFC 239: Jon Jones’ complicated legacy as the greatest MMA fighter of all time

  • There is no denying Jones has earned the moniker, but his past indiscretions still haunt the icon
  • A win this weekend over Thiago Santos would surely put an end to the debate, but will his image makeover ever feel complete?

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The entrance of the UFC Shanghai Performance Institute. A picture on the wall immortalises Kelvin Gastelum’s stunning knockout of Michael Bisping in Shanghai. Photos: UFC

UFC’s Shanghai Performance Institute opens, aiming to give China – and Asia – a cutting edge

  • Dana White, the UFC president, says he dreams about a Chinese champion – ‘and this is the place that can make a difference’
  • That could well be Zhang Weili, whom White confirms will fight Jessica Andrade for the strawweight title in Shenzhen on August 31
Topic |   One Championship

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The entrance of the UFC Shanghai Performance Institute. A picture on the wall immortalises Kelvin Gastelum’s stunning knockout of Michael Bisping in Shanghai. Photos: UFC
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