Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera is known for his outspoken personality, and it was once more evident in his stance on the GOAT of the MMA debate. Vera blasted the section of fans that believes the retired undefeated lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is the GOAT of MMA.
Vera was steadfast in praising the greatness of Jon Jones, who will be defending his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295. Marlon Vera pointed to the fact that Jones initially won the title in March of 2011. Jones is still, to date, the youngest UFC champion in history.
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera denounces Khabib’s UFC GOAT status
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera has made his stance on the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts crystal clear. The Ecuadorian believes Jon Jones is the GOAT of MMA. In a recent tweet, Vera shared another tweet from ESPN MMA that highlights Jon Jones’ undeniable greatness.
Vera’s statement was direct and unequivocal. Chito captioned the post, “And some idiots call Khabib the greatest lol.” This comment firmly establishes Vera’s belief in Jon Jones’ status as the top figure in the sport. He thus dismisses the idea that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the GOAT of MMA.
It’s worth noting that Jon Jones is preparing for his first heavyweight title defense against former champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 295. The event is scheduled for November 11 at Madison Square Garden. This bout is highly anticipated and carries substantial weight in defining Jon Jones’ legacy in MMA.
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera’s endorsement of Jones only adds to the ongoing debate about the greatest fighter in the history of MMA. It is a discussion that continues to engage fans and enthusiasts worldwide. Nurmagomedov, along with Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, and Royce Gracie, are the other names in the GOAT debate.
Fans slam Chito for his remarks on Khabib
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera’s public remarks about Khabib Nurmagomedov being the GOAT of MMA did not align with a section of the fans. Some fans were very critical of Chito’s remarks. It is also worth noting that the other section of fans agree with Vera’s claim that Jones is the GOAT of MMA.
One fan blasted Vera for being an overrated fighter in the UFC. A fan basically said to Vera to shut up. Another fighter even went further to put Umar Nurmagomedov into the discussion and told Vera to shut up and focus on Nurmagomedov who is in Vera’s division.
It also needs to be noted that Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera’s comments are not aimed at disrespecting the Dagestani fighter. He was basically pointing out the longevity that Jones has in the UFC when compared to the Russian who has only 3 title defenses.
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