Apr 26, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira exchange punches during the UFC light heavy weight championship fight at Baltimore Arena. Jones retained the light heavy height championship by defeating Teixeria. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bas Rutten says Jon Jones is a dirty fighter

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is one of the most dominant fighters in the promotion’s history and arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world today. However, there are some people who question Jones’ tactics that have led to him being dubbed a “dirty fighter.”

Whether it be the shoulder crack that tore UFC 172 title challenger Glover Teixeria’s labrum, the oblique kicks that Jones has used in the past and his lead eye pokes, there are plenty of strategies from Jones that push the line.

In the past Friday’s episode of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV, host Kenny Rice discussed whether or not Jones is a dirty fighter alongside co-host Miesha Tate and with guest Bas Rutten.

While everyone admitted Jones’ techniques toe the line, Rutten was not shy about saying Jones is in fact employing dirty tactics in his fights.

“He knows exactly what he’s doing,” Rutten said.

You can watch the full segment in the video below:

Do you feel Jones is a dirty fighter and should referees pay closer attention to the tactics he uses in fights moving forward? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

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