Jon Jones (left) celebrates beating Anthony Smith. Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) celebrates beating Dustin Poirier. Photos: AFP/AP
Andrew McNicol
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Andrew McNicol

Sorry Khabib, Jon Jones is still UFC’s pound-for-pound No 1 – in rankings and cold, hard reality

  • Nurmagomedov is a one-of-a-kind wrestler, but ‘Bones’ is a one-of-a-kind mixed martial artist
  • Controversial light heavyweight champion has an asterisk next to his name but we’re talking greatest fighter, not greatest human

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Jon Jones (left) celebrates beating Anthony Smith. Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) celebrates beating Dustin Poirier. Photos: AFP/AP
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Georges St-Pierre says he is retired after beating Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 217. Photo: AP

Khabib facing Georges St-Pierre next, not Tony Ferguson, says UFC champion’s manager

  • ‘Tony doesn’t get what he wants, we get what Khabib wants,’ says Ali Abdelaziz
  • A fight with Georges St-Pierre ‘would make a lot more money, a lot more headlines, and people will care more’
Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

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Georges St-Pierre says he is retired after beating Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 217. Photo: AP
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