“Jon Jones shouldn’t make what Conor McGregor makes,” Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones doesn’t deserve Conor McGregor money


“Jon Jones shouldn’t make what Conor McGregor makes,” Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones doesn’t deserve Conor McGregor money

Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones and Conor McGregor

The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion and number one pound-for-pound fighter Jon Jones is on a war with the promotion regarding payment issues. Jones is making his comeback in the Heavyweight division and he is getting an immediate title shot against Francis Ngannou but he wants his biggest paycheck for this fight.

Many fighters have spoken about this and the former UFC two divisions champion and rival of Jonny Bones, Daniel Cormier also believes Jones should be compensated well. But Cormier added that he doesn’t deserve the same amount UFC is giving to its biggest star Conor McGregor.

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In the latest episode of D.C. and Helwani, Cormier says, “Jon Jones deserves his money, He has done tremendous things in this sport, but is Jon Jones going to have a number so large that it’s unrealistic? That’s the question because I know that they’re going to pay him.”

This seems to be legitimate as out of the top 10 UFC pay-per-view buyouts 7 are of Conor McGregor and Jon Jones isn’t in even a single of them. Daniel Cormier also used the example of his good friend Khabib Nurmagomedov as the pay scale.

Cormier continued, “I think he does deserve a large number, If Conor McGregor – and I don’t know what Conor makes, but I heard Conor makes like 15 million to show up, and then he gets all the pay-per-view.”

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“If Conor makes 15 million to show up, Jones shouldn’t make what Conor McGregor makes. If Conor McGregor makes something in that range, Jones shouldn’t make what Conor McGregor makes. It should be a tier beneath that.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Daniel Cormier added, “Does Jon Jones make what Khabib makes? If Khabib makes eight to 10 million, yes. But I don’t believe he should make what Conor McGregor makes.”

“I do believe that Conor McGregor, there should be a difference in the pay scale because of what he has meant to the company. But in the eight-to- 10 million range? I think that works.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

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Daniel Cormier also added UFC is willing to pay Jon Jones more than he ever made

Jon Jones Francis Ngannou
Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou

Daniel Cormier is adamant over this that the promotion is willing to pay Jon Jones more than he ever made to face Francis Ngannou. But he should demand a realistic figure for it.

Cormier says, “I believe with 100% certainty they would give him $10 million to show up and fight Francis Ngannou, I believe that … and that’s him getting his money because he’s never made $10 million before to show.”

“He said he makes $5 million, right? So if he makes $5 million, then you’re doubling what he makes to go and fight Francis.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

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Cormier continued, “We fought on a number of occasions, and every time something happened after, What if something happens after? Now you’ve got a vacant heavyweight championship and you pay this guy all this money.”

“That’s the problem, and it’s hard for me to say that because of our history. But it’s like, UFC 214, him and I, he beat me. Take your belt, take your money, go home. But instead, there’s an issue. Now what? You’re just gonna put the belt back on Francis.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

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