Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones is a fight the whole MMA community have been wanting to see. The fight was supposed to have been made official by now, but has been shelved due to a payment issue between Jon Jones and UFC President Dana White. And according to the UFC, Ngannou will be facing Derrick Lewis next.
TMZ Sports recently caught up with Ngannou, who was strolling through the streets of Beverly Hills, California. He was asked if he wanted to face Jon Jones or Derrick Lewis next. And without hesitation, Ngannou expressed his desire to take on the light-heavyweight GOAT next. He also had some words of praise for Jones.
‘I know he’s very skilled, very talented, I respect that‘ – Francis Ngannou on Jon Jones
Ngannou told TMZ Sports, “I want Jon Jones…Oh definitely…I love that fight.”
He then had a few words of praise for ‘Bones’, “I know he’s very skilled, very talented, I respect that. But we are both men and we’re gonna find out.”
Derrick Lewis will not be a happy man once he gets to hear this. He is known to be one of the few men to have defeated Ngannou. The pair fought at UFC 226, in one of the most boring matches of all time, completely devoid of action. Lewis won the fight via. unanimous decision.
Hence, Lewis will be bringing in that confidence from that night at UFC 226. And he can pack a punch as well, his knockout power is second only to Ngannou.
As for Jones, all he needs to do is, sit with UFC President Dana White and come to an agreement over the pay.
Which fight do you think happens next – Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones? Or Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis?