The subject of MMA GOAT rankings was introduced up by Conor McGregor right now and spawned reactions from Jon Jones, Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor had launched his present “GOAT rankings” earlier this afternoon, the place he listed former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva because the reigning title holder. Nonetheless, to the shock of many, Conor had himself positioned within the quantity two spot, forward of longtime champions Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones.
Whereas McGregor would share some causes behind his controversial rankings, which simply so occurred to go away out undefeated light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, ‘Bones’ was fast to dismiss Conor’s rankings as being silly.
Jon Jones was not alone in his dispute of McGregor’s claims. Two of Conor’s former opponents in Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been fast to blast the Irishman for his statements.
Whereas ‘Bones’ was receptive of Khabib’s feedback, through which he complimented each Jones and ‘GSP’, the reigning UFC mild heavyweight champion was not impressed with the statements made by Nate Diaz.
‘The Stockton Native’ had proclaimed himself the “Actual Goat” of MMA in his heated response to Conor McGregor. A notion that Jon Jones clearly took problem with.
“Now this guys the goat? That is simply beginning to get ridiculous 😩🤷🏾♂️😆“ – Jones wrote on Instagram whereas sharing Diaz’s newest submit.
Nate Diaz is after all coming off of a TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal for the promotions BMF Title at UFC 244 this previous November.
As for Jon Jones, ‘Bones’ was most just lately seen in motion at February’s UFC 247 occasion in Houston the place he edged out a choice win over Dominick Reyes.
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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on Could 23, 2020