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Exclusive | Volkan Oezdemir defends Jon Jones’ legacy

Exclusive | Volkan Oezdemir defends Jon Jones’ legacy.

In the wake of Jon Jones’ latest failed drug test, which was administered in the buildup to his UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier, many fans have questioned the legitimacy of his legacy,…

“IT’S HARD TO ANSWER TO THIS, BECAUSE THE WAY JONES FIGHTS, IT’S JUST AMAZING,” OEZDEMIR SAID. “HE’S DOING STUFF NOBODY DOES. HE JUST HAS A REALLY HIGH IQ WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING. HE’S DOING STUFF WITH PERFECT TIMING, CRAZY, SPINNING BACK ELBOWS… YOU KNOW. YOU CANNOT TAKE ANYTHING OFF JON JONES, BECAUSE HE SO MUCH TALENT. SO, I DON’T THINK IT’S REALLY TARNISHED HIS LEGACY. WHEN YOU WATCH HIS FIGHTS, HE DOESN’T WIN BECAUSE [OF THE BANNED SUBSTANCES]. OF COURSE, IT PROBABLY HELPED, BUT HE DOESN’T WIN BECAUSE HE’S SO STRONG AND SO BIG. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE THAT HE HAS, AND ALSO THE IQ, FIGHT IQ. HE’S JUST AN AMAZING ATHLETE.”

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