UFC President Dana White Tried Getting Jon Jones’ Only Loss Reversed
UFC President Dana White attempted to get the lone defeat in Jon Jones’ career reversed.
Jones is one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of MMA competition. He has ruled the roost at light heavyweight for years and is looking to make the move to heavyweight. He is a two-time UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion and is already in the Fight Wing section of the UFC Hall of Fame.
“Bones” has amassed a pro MMA record of 26-1, 1 NC. The only loss of his career took place on December 5, 2009. Jones was disqualified by referee Steve Mazagatti for illegal 12-6 elbow strikes. Jones was dominant in the bout against Matt Hamill and many believe Mazagatti should’ve stopped the fight long before the illegal strikes were landed.
During an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, White revealed that he has tried to get the Nevada State Athletic Commission to reverse the loss but it isn’t likely to happen (via BJPenn.com).
“I’ve battled hard to try and get that one taken off the back of his record which is almost impossible to do. Which is insane, it is crazy that that thing doesn’t go away. At the time, the Nevada State Athletic Commission was at its weakest, the guy who was running it was weak, the people who were involved were weak. Everybody was weak at the time. You should be able to look back and say, ‘okay let’s make this right.’ So far no good, I have really worked hard to try and get that 1 taken off his record. But, it is not looking good.”