While Jones has criticized the UFC for failing to “see my value against the scariest heavyweight in the world,” White emphasized his admiration for the 32-year-old in glowing terms during the interview.

Asked to name his greatest UFC fighter of all time in light of a list compiled by Conor McGregor, White said there was “no debate” that Jones was top of the list.

When a fan questioned whether he genuinely felt closure over the fight, Jones admitted that he had been glossing over his true feelings and likened the situation to the canceled UFC 151 in 2012, when he said he “felt like a piece of meat” and White blamed him for refusing to face stand-in opponent Chael Sonnen at short notice.

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