UFC President Dana White recently appeared on the MMA Roasted podcast hosted by Adam Hunter and made a pretty interesting statement. Dana White believes former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones could’ve been the biggest star in MMA if only he had stayed out of trouble. Dana also said that Jones’s controversies stopped him from reaaching the level of stardom his talent would have taken him to.
“The whole Jon Jones thing drives me crazy,” White said. Honestly, Jon Jones, he’s the greatest of all time, he’s the greatest to ever do it. The thing that’s really frustrating is, imagine if this guy tried. Imagine if he tried just a little bit. Just imagine how incredibly amazing he could’ve been. He could’ve been the biggest star ever. God knows what he would’ve accomplished in the light heavyweight division and then in the heavyweight division. Maybe he would’ve had a title defence record at light heavyweight that would’ve never been broken and the endorsements that he could’ve f***ing… everything that guy could’ve been is unbelievable.”
Dana and Jones have both shown interest recently in mega fight with Brock Lesnar but with both Jones suspended by USADA and Lesnar currently in WWE, it would be interesting to see how Dana manages to set up this super fight.