Francis Ngannou clinched the heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 260, as he blazed past Stipe Miocic, with a massive second round KO. Soon as the Cameroonian, won the belt, talks of a possible fight with light-heavyweight GOAT, Jon Jones begun. However, Dana White at the post-fight conference mocked at Jon (for calling out Ngannou, also asking for more money), saying that he would move back to the light-heavyweight division if he were Jon (After seeing Francis Ngannou’s crazy power).
White was quoted as saying, “If I am Jon Jones and I am home watching this fight, I start moving to 85 [light heavyweight]. I can sit here all day and tell you, you know what, show me the money mean. I tell you guys this all the time, you can say you want to fight somebody. But, do you really want to?”
This didn’t sit well with Jon Jones, as he went on a lengthy Twitter rant. In fact he is still going on and on and on.
Why does a fighter have to be afraid the second he mentions he wants to get paid his worth… What an insult – Jon Jones
“Go to 185? I didn’t gain all this weight for no reason,” Jon replied to Dana’s comments.
He clarified that he wanted the paycheck as well as the fight. He tweeted, “If anyone is wondering if I really want to fight, the answer is yes. I also really want to get paid.“
Jon didn’t like people accusing him of being afraid. “I quit the light heavyweight division, literally gained a massive amount of weight. And now people are saying I’m afraid? Everyone but me claiming that I’m afraid. All I asked was to get paid”, he wrote.
Dragging Conor McGregor into this, Jon tweeted, “Conor McGregor wants big money, it’s expected. Jon Jones wants money, now he’s scare.“
He continued, “I’ve been working my butt off, gained all this weight. Have never lost a fight before. Now all of a sudden I am scared. What bullshit!”
Jon replied to a fan asking if he wanted to fight or not, saying, “I’ve been fighting my whole adult life, this shit just don’t feel right when you feel undervalued. It’s not an issue of wanting to fight. It’s an issue of wanting to be paid better. Let’s make that clear!”
He clarified that he wanted to fight Francis Ngannou. “Let’s not forget Stipe lost to DC. Stipe only defended his belt like five times to my 15. The man showed up at 230 to fight against Francis. He is no Jon Jones, I want this fight, excited to see what the UFC think it’s worth,” Jon wrote.
Jon exclaimed that punching hard alone, wouldn’t work against him. “You guys get so impressed by the guy with the knockout power. I’ve been proven for over a decade that punching hard means shit. I’ll let all you fans be super hyped, I’ll stick to what I know. Pay me and let me go to work.”
“Bro I’ve gotten out of the way from much faster punchers. And I have a pretty solid chin. Let’s not forget fight IQ, reach, speed, distance. I’m not going to just stand there like stipe did.” Faster punches? But has Jon faced someone as hard-punching as Ngannou is?
Expressing his displeasure he tweeted, “I always hear about how much the company is growing yet one year later I find myself in the same spot. I put in the work, I’ve done my part. I have completely transformed myself and now I meet a brick wall.. how discouraging”
He further sounded irate with Dana’s comments. He tweeted, “A huge slap in the face, and I thought we were in good terms. I’ve been sitting here working hard, excited to come back to the company. Just to get that shit.”
What are your thoughts on this? Can Jon Jones stand up to the Cameroonian killing-machine?
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