Rampage Jackson tells Jon Jones’ brother that he’s the “dirtiest fighter in MMA”

Jon Jones is one of the best MMA competitors in history. Despite the dynamic shifts within the sport, Jones’ reputation remains unscathed. He has earned huge respect even from former adversaries.

In a recent podcast episode, UFC veteran Quinton Jackson shared his candid thoughts on Jon Jones. While expressing respect for the legendary combatant, Jackson didn’t shy away from labeling him as the “dirtiest fighter in MMA.”

Jon’s youngest brother Chandler Jones appeared on the episode.

Jackson said: “Imma say this about your brother, I respect him but he’s the dirtiest fighter in MMA. The eye pokes man…”

Chandler started laughing and defending his brother, stating: “I don’t think he’d do them on purpose, we all have our hands like that, that’s why we all have our hands over here. Captain has said, ‘Show no mercy.'”

Notably, Jackson has competed against some of the top combatants in the business throughout the course of his 20-year career. Some of them include Fedor Emelianenko, Chael Sonnen, Chuck Liddell, Rashad Evans, Glover Teixeira, and others. Based on what he said, Quinton thinks Jones is a touch better than the others.

Quinton Jackson and Jon Jones squared off in the main event of UFC 135 back in 2011. A young Jones had just beaten out Mauricio Rua for the belt at that point. Jones successfully defended his title against Jackson, securing a victory via a rear-naked choke in Round 4.

The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion discussed the match and explained why he thinks so highly of Jones. He said: “He beat the best me ever. Nobody ever faced me like that. I was in the best shape, I trained in Denver a couple of months, I was running seven miles when I normally just run three miles. My first time taking supplements every day, and I trained my a** off.”

Back then, Jackson had recently defeated Lyoto Machida and Matt Hamill. While Jon was restless the night before the bout, Jackson was full of confidence. But in the actual match, Jones was mostly in control. He used his 11-inch reach advantage to his advantage by kicking his opponent repeatedly. Jones eventually managed to take Rampage down and finish it with a choke.