Dana White Called Jon Jones The Biggest Waste Of Talent Of All Time

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It’s been a rough couple of years for Jon Jones. He was stripped of his light heavyweight championship after being involved in a hit-and-run in 2015, lost it again after testing positive for cocaine before his match against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200, and vacated it one more time after testing positive for steroids following his fight against Cormier at UFC 214 over the summer.

Jones is now facing a four-year ban at the hands of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency— a ban that could ultimately end his career. He might not have been suspended yet, but if some recent comments from Dana White are any indication, the fighter is as good as done.

According to MMAUno, White recently appeared on the TSN MMA Show and he did not hold back when asked about Jones, suggesting that he was the biggest waste of talent of all time:

“Ever…. ever, in all of sports. The guys is so talented and gifted, who knows what he would be doing now if he hadn’t ever got in trouble. He could possibly be the heavyweight champion and have the defense record that couldn’t be broken. The list goes on and on of what could’ve been with Jon Jones.”

White went on to explain he wasn’t particularly concerned with the possibility of Jones being suspended or returning to the UFC, saying, “Whatever happens, happens. Believe me, I’m not mentally or emotionally invested in that anymore.”

If Jones ends up retiring from the sport as a result of a ban, he would finish his career with a 22-1 record. I find it kind of hard to believe that Jones is the biggest wasted talent of all time when Aaron Hernandez existed, but I can see where White is coming from.

[Bleacher Report]

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.