Can Jones Prove He’s Still the Best Despite Controversy?

Jon Jones was long considered to be the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world, and is a two-time UFC light heavyweight champion. Between 2010 and 2017, the New York-born fighter registered the joint-second longest winning streak in the history of UFC with 13 victories on the trot. His career has been tainted, however, by various controversies. Most recently in 2017, Jones was stripped of the UFC light heavyweight championship title after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. He is back this December, though, and is looking to reaffirm his status as top dog.

Jon Jones will be back in the octagon this winter in a bout against Alexander Gustafsson for the vacant light heavyweight title. Bones is already a red-hot favorite with the bookies to get the better of the Swede, who is currently ranked number one in the world in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. The returning star is odds-on with betting sites to win by any means, while his opponent can be backed at around 9/4.

Jones has only lost a fight once, and on that occasion, it was by disqualification. Betting against him would be unwise, but staking on the manner of victory could provide fruitful returns for bettors. This article reporting about 888’s casino notes that the site also has a sportsbook where players can place bets. The casino and sports industries are closely linked nowadays and a number of sites offer the same services. If you already play games at a casino which also has a sportsbook, check out the odds on the method of victory for the Jones fight.

Nine of the American’s past wins have come by knockout, while six have been by submission, making the distribution fairly even. Gustafsson, on the other hand, has a history of favouring beating down his opponents. He has won 11 fights by knockout but only three by submission.


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Jones has already expressed his anger at being called a steroid cheat, and said that this downplays how good he is. The formidable fighter is desperate to get back into the octagon and prove his doubters wrong. If Jones can put his PED troubles behind him and get on with what he does best, it is good news for fans of the sport. The 31-year-old always makes for exciting viewing.

Photo Cover Source: Jon “Bones” Jones via Facebook

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