By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline
Published: 08:38 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 08:42 GMT, 25 October 2020
Jon Jones has slammed suggestions Khabib Nurmagomedov is the best pound-for-pound fighter of all time with the 15-time champion insisting 'the numbers don't lie'.
The Russian announced his retirement after stretching his unbeaten record to 29-0 by beating Justin Gaethje, with UFC president Dana White claiming he deserved GOAT status.
Khabib also made the request for the No 1 spot after the fight, saying: '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.'
Jon Jones slammed suggestions Khabib Nurmagomedov should be given GOAT status
Khabib requested the No 1 ranking after stretching his unbeaten record to 29-0 on Saturday
Khabib defeated Gaethje in the second round with White revealing he had broken his foot and contracted mumps prior to the fight.
White said: 'He (Khabib) is one of the toughest human beings on the planet. He's the No 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the