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UFC President Dana White says Jon Jones could have been the ‘LeBron of the sport’

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Just a day from now Jon Jones will meet Alexander Gustafsson to claim what he never really lost – the light heavyweight UFC gold. The same gold that was relinquished by Daniel Cormier shortly after the announcement of the fight.

However, in a very Jon Jones’ familiar style, UFC 232 hasn’t been anything but quite. After Jones tested positive for trace amounts of Turinabol in his system, NSAC refused to license the bout. Hence, the entire fixture had to be shifted to Inglewood, California just a week prior to the event.

Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 weigh ins
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Weighing in on what the fight means for Jones’ future, Dana White had a lot of things to say while he appeared on ESPN’s ‘Undisputed’.

Probably the greatest to ever do it, had he stayed on track and done all the right things in his life and in his career God knows what this guy could have accomplished. He could be the LeBron of the sport. Could be the heavyweight champion of the world and the light heavyweight champion of the world.

Jon Jones right now is the story of what could he have been. If this guy can win on Saturday night, try to pull his life together, and try to put together a nice little run here with the time that he has left — as a professional athlete you never know how long that is — he could go down as the greatest ever.

Being the frontrunner of the organisation, only White understands how much he has had to deal in case of Jon Jones. However, White’s only disappointment in Jones is because he was too talented.

“The most,“ said White when asked if Jones is the most frustrating fighter he has ever had to deal with. “The most of anybody I’ve ever dealt with. He’s so talented.”

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