JON JONES has rejected Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim he is the best pound-for-pound fighter.
The UFC lightweight champion stretched his unbeaten record as a pro to 29-0 in MMA on Saturday night with victory over Justin Gaethje.
Many felt it was ‘The Eagle’s’ biggest test yet as he took on the American at UFC 254 on Fight Island.
But the Dagestani fighter left everyone in no doubt who the top dog was as he needed less than ten minutes to see off the man dubbed ‘The Highlight’.
Khabib, 32, shocked everybody afterwards by announcing his retirement from MMA.
That is despite him being linked with mega-money matches against old foe Conor McGregor or his hero Georges St. Pierre.
Inside the octagon after his latest win, he said: “There is only one thing I want from UFC, to put me as No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world because I deserve it
However, the current P4P king Jones quickly refuted Khabib’s request.
Writing on Twitter, he wrote: “Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. Enjoy Champ.”
He then tweeted: “15 world titles, numbers don't lie.”
‘Bones’ then wrote: “I want to congratulate Khabib for an outstanding career.
“I know he made his father along with millions of fans around the world incredibly proud today.
“May God continue to bless him on his journey.”
The American then added: “Definitely a powerful moment, but my logic is definitely not clouded.”
Jones, who last tasted defeat in a DQ loss to Matt Hamill in 2009, vacated his UFC light heavyweight belt and announced his move to the heavyweight division earlier this year.
He last fought in a controversial points victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February.
However has been teasing a fight announcement in recent days, tweeting ‘Stay tuned’ when asked by a fan about his next clash.
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