Although UFC superstar Jon Jones is set to make his highly anticipated comeback this weekend in a heavyweight title bout against Cyril Gane, he did not include fellow superstar Conor McGregor in his list of the best fighters in UFC history.
When asked to name his top five greatest UFC fighters of all time, Jon Jones did not include Conor McGregor on the list. Jones is set to return to the octagon this weekend to challenge Cyril Gane for the vacant heavyweight title at UFC 285 in Las Vegas.
This year, UFC fans can also look forward to the return of superstar McGregor, who will end his hiatus from the octagon to participate in the latest series of The Ultimate Fighter, where he will face Michael Chandler. McGregor is widely regarded as one of the best UFC fighters of all time, having achieved the impressive feat of becoming a two-weight king during the prime of his career.
Despite McGregor’s status as a former double champion and one of the best to ever compete in the sport, Jon Jones has excluded Conor McGregor from his list of the top five greatest UFC fighters of all time. Jones, who is set to make a highly anticipated return to the octagon this weekend to challenge Cyril Gane for the vacant heavyweight title, named Khabib Nurmagomedov, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, and Jose Aldo as his favorites.
“I would say – if I’m allowed – I would say myself, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Jose Aldo. Those are my favorites at least,” Jones told RMC Sport when naming his UFC ‘Mount Rushmore’. “I love what Khabib represents. We’ve had our differences in the past, and I’ve made some quotes about him. But there’s never really been a real beef. I love the way he carries himself as a Muslim, I love the way he represents his country. I love the businessman that he is. He just seems like a stand-up guy, who gives back to others. He’s a stand-up guy, an admirable man. I appreciate his existence.”
McGregor, who is also set to return to the UFC after a hiatus to compete in The Ultimate Fighter, aims to make a successful comeback and potentially challenge for a title at 170lb if he defeats Michael Chandler.