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Dana White: Jon Jones' eye pokes 'gotta stop'

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MMA: UFC 172- Jones vs Teixeira
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Jon Jones did a lot of damage Saturday at UFC 172 with his fists, knees, elbows and fingers. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

 UFC President Dana White was effusive in his praise of light heavyweight champion Jon Jones after UFC 172 but was also critical of Jones' repeated eye-poking. Jones, who has the longest reach in UFC history, often stretches out his lead arm in order to keep opponents away.

He did that repeatedly, palming challenger Glover Teixeira's head before unloading shots. Jones also repeatedly poked the Brazilian in the eye in their UFC 172 main event, as he has done a number of other times to opponents throughout his career.

"We gotta stop that stuff," White said in a post-fight interview with Fox.

"The opening of the hands and putting the hands on the face. It's something bad, but you know, it happens with guys who have reach. They do that a lot."

Watch White's full interview below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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