UFC President Dana White has revealed that he has attempting to get Jon Jones only loss – a controversially disqualification against Matt Hamill at the TUF 10 Finale back in 2009 – overturned.
“The guy’s never lost a fight ever. That one loss on his record, we’re trying to get that (overturned),” White said on ESPN Radio. “It was at a time and a place in the Nevada State Athletic Commission when it was at its worst.
“It was the weakest commission ever in the history of Nevada, and the referee that reffed that fight shouldn’t have even been in there, and he disqualified Jon, which shouldn’t have happened, either. So hopefully we can get that overturned.”
Joe Rogan was one of the first to speak out in favour of White’s plan, believing that Jones’ disqualification due to landing a few 12-6 elbows while Hamill was already on the verge of being stopped should never have been an issue in the first place.
“I’m in agreement with this 100%.” Rogan said on Twitter. “The 12-6 elbow rule is one of the dumbest rules in combat sports. At the very least that fight should be a no contest. He was completely dominant.”
Meanwhile, Hamill himself was less than enthusiastic about the idea.
“@joerogan @danawhite @JonnyBones to supports overturning Jon Jones DQ loss to me to a no contest?” Hammill wrote. “Well I’m not complaining about jones in the past what he used illegal substance when he fought me.12/6 elbow is illegal. Back to back wins. How about rematch?