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Jon Jones vs George St-Pierre: Jordan’s Muhammad Al Moghrabi chooses the G.O.A.T.

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Jon “Bones” Jones, 35, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and Georges St-Pierre, 41, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada are two of the best mixed martial artists in history, most, if not all, MMA fans and fighters would agree. But when it comes to choosing who deserves to be dubbed the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.), there will be no unanimous decision.

On March 19, 2011, Bones became the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s new light heavyweight champion, making him the youngest UFC champion ever. A former UFC champion in the welterweight and middleweight divisions, St-Pierre is the fourth MMA fighter to be a multi-division champion in the history of the promotion.

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While acknowledging that choosing between Jones and St-Pierre is not an easy task, Muhammad Al Moghrabi of Jordan knows who he would choose if he had to. The young Jordanian MMA fighter was asked who for him is the greatest MMA fighter of all time.

“This is a very hard question and the discussion is usually between George St-Pierre and Jon ‘Bones’ Jones,” Al Moghrabi told CONAN Daily. “However, I think Jon Jones deserves the G.O.A.T title as he undeniably is the greatest.”

Muhammad Al Moghrabi
Muhammad Al Moghrabi

Al Moghrabi was one of the 498 athletes who registered to compete in the 2022 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Youth World Championships, which was held at the Jiu Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from August 17-20, 2022. CONAN Daily asked him to mention the people who helped him prepare for the tournament.

“It was a hard and rocky journey to get here,” Al Moghrabi said. “However, with the help of my coaches Ashraf Shishani, Hazem Kayyali, Mohammad Kayyali, Zaki Kayyali and many others and my parents and brothers and teammates and team, I have been able to compete in the world championship in which all the greatest of players meet. (It was) a surreal experience I am lucky to be involved in. Last but not least, all of this is thanks to God alhamdullilah.”

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Al Moghrabi competed in the 57kg weight division under the 14 to 15-year-olds (Youth B) bracket. In this division, Abubakr Alijonzoda of Tajikistan won gold while Orlando Michelle De la Cruz Macias of Mexico won silver and Taisto Teivil Kangsepp of Estonia won bronze.

Zaki Kayyali also participated in the 2022 IMMAF Youth World Championships in Abu Dhabi. He, Al Moghrabi, Kareem Eftaiha and Omar Househ represented Jordan.

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