The 30-year-old New York native has a long history of problems outside of the Octagon, which have overshadowed his incredible success inside it. He owns a career 22-1 record with one no-contest during an MMA career dating back to 2008.
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White told the TSN MMA Show he wasn’t concerning himself with the length of Jones’ suspension or the fighter’s future in the UFC right now.
Whatever happens, happens, White said. Believe me, I’m not mentally or emotionally invested in that anymore.
He’s one of the greatest fighters in history and is among its top draws at his peak, but the latest setback clearly had a major impact on White’s view of Bones.
That is largely the result of a campaign by Katie Coates, a 41-year-old from Hertfordshire, who founded the IPSF and told the Daily Telegraph: I feel like we have achieved the impossible, everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.
The IPSF emphasises that pole dancing is about athleticism and technical merit, in line with other Olympic standard sports such as gymnastics, diving and ice skating.
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So even though it may be closely associated with strip clubs, a performance does not have to contain an erotic element.
However, there is a big debate within pole dancing about how much it should be separated from its origins.
In 2015 and 2016 various people who pole dance shared photos on Instagram using the hashtag #Notastripper – something that some strippers objected to, both because they perceived it as stigmatising sex workers and because they feel pole dancing is an art form they invented.