Social media hails Jon Jones as the 'greatest of all time'

‘He’s broken the Drake curse’: Social media hail Jon Jones as the ‘greatest of all time’ after his dominant victory over Ciryl Gane to win the UFC world heavyweight championship

  • Jon Jones became the UFC heavyweight champion with a dominant victory 
  • The MMA legend secured a first-round victory after choking out his opponent
  • Social media users have hailed Jones as the ‘greatest of all time’ after his win 

Social media has hailed Jon Jones as the ‘greatest of all time’ after his dominant victory over Ciryl Gane to win the UFC heavyweight title.

The MMA legend ripped through his French opponent, securing the victory with a first-round choke.

He has received massive praise for his victory on social media, with fans tweeting that he ‘made it look easy’ and proved ‘he’s the greatest of all time.’

In claiming the victory he also ensured Drake got a rare betting victory, with the musician receiving a total payout of $1.7m. 

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou wrote: ‘Good job Johnny Boy. Sincerely. heavyweight king.’  

Jon Jones became the new UFC heavyweight champion after a dominant first-round win

UFC fighter Sodiq Yusuff hailed Jones as he posted: ‘That’s the GOAT don’t get it twisted.’ 

UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski wrote: ‘Jon Jones doing Jon Jones things. Made that look easy!’

In securing the victory he also ‘broke’ the ‘Drake curse’ after the musician, famously known for losing big-money bets, received big winnings after betting on Jones to win via submission. 

Drake staked a whopping $650,000 on Jones, and was rewarded by the UFC fighter whose victory gave the musician a total payout $1.7m.

@scubarayan_ commented on this as they wrote: ‘Jon Jones broke the Drake curse. 

Twitter user also hailed Jones for how easy he made the fight look. 

One person wrote: ‘Oh my god he made it look easy. Jon Jones. THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME.’ 

Luke Thomas meanwhile added:  ‘Jon Jones took three years off, changed weight classes and blew the doors off THE top contender in a way that made it look comically easy. If he’s not your GOAT, your list needs updating.’ 

Musician Drake won a $1.7m payout after betting on Jones to get a submission victory

The controversial American had not fought for more than three years since vacating his title at light-heavyweight to bulk up and have a crack at the division above.

But there were no signs of rust as he secured the first takedown he attempted, dragging Gane to the ground and making the Frenchman – who has had an immensely impressive young career – look amateurish.

There had been many questions surrounding Jones and what shape he’d show up in – but he instantly proved doubters wrong. 

Drake’s betting win on Jones comes after he lost a big money bet on Jake Paul to defeat Tommy Fury one week prior.

On that occasion he lost £335,000 after Paul lost via unanimous decision.

Jones picked up a submission victory over Ciryl Gane on his return to the octagon

It was Jones’ first fight in three years after vacating the light-heavyweight title to bulk up

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