“The drug thing”- Ben Askren shines a light on Jon Jones’ tarnished legacy

Jon Jones Ben Askren
Jon Jones Ben Askren
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Ben Askren backs Jon Jones for being the best UFC fighter on paper and claims that the fans don’t give Jones the credit. Askren is currently enjoying his time away from the octagon with his family and having a great time. The fighter has always been a great supporter of Jones in many scenarios.

Jones is one of the fighters who have the natural instincts to fight. The fighting IQ of Jones is unparallel and it can be seen in his fights. ‘ Bones’ have fought killers and defeated all of them in dominating fashion.

In 2011, Jones won the UFC light heavyweight championship and defended it a record 8 times. But his career has got some stains which are hard to remove. In 2016, Jones was tested positive for illegal drugs and was stripped of the Interim Light heavyweight title. After a year, the fighter beat Daniel Cormier and became the champion but was stripped again after failing the drug test.

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Ben Askren comments on Jon Jones Legacy

Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Ben recently did an interview with Helen Yee Sports where he discussed his life after retirement, UFC and other fighters.

While talking about Jon, Askren mentioned that according to fighting resume, Jones is the greatest fighter in UFC history. Askren revealed that Jones’ life outside the octagon has put a lot of impact on his professional career and fans don’t give him the credit.

“When you look at a strictly resume Jones is probably the most impressive of all time. But because of his out of the cage things, I don’t wanna see people forget about him but they certainly don’t think as highly of him as his resume would indicate. When you talk about the drug thing, ped thing, the other things they don’t thing as highly of Jon Jones as his resume would show”

It’s absolutely true that Jones has one of the most amazing careers so far as an UFC fighter and fans should give him the credit. But at the same time, as a professional fighter in this day and age, his personal life will always come in front of the people to judge and raise questions which are valid. Many believe that Jones is the GOAT of MMA, while many also think that the fighter doesn’t deserve the title because of his antics. It is a never ending debate that will go on for many years.

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