Video: Is Jon Jones MMA’s GOAT with or without a win at UFC 285?
Saturday marks the highly anticipated return of Jon Jones, one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts, who is moving up to heavyweight after a three-year layoff to take on Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight championship in the UFC 285 headliner.
Aside from the official title at stake for Jones, so too could be unofficial GOAT status if the former longtime light heavyweight champ becomes a two-division champ. Jones himself has said a victory over Gane will cement his status as the best to ever grace the cage.
Where do we stand? Is Jones already the GOAT? And if he isn’t, would he become the GOAT with a win?
That’s what we asked this week’s “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Danny Segura, Matthew Wells and Brian “Goze” Garcia, who weighed in on the topic with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia.
Check out their discussion in the video above and don’t miss this week’s full episode below.
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