Jon Jones is one of the most popular fighters in the history of the UFC. For the past few months, Jones had made it his life’s mission to go after Francis Ngannou’s UFC Heavyweight Championship. Jones has also been on a mission to get paid.
Bones Jones had been working very hard to make it to the Heavyweight division in the UFC. The journey has certainly been a very difficult one for him.
Jones had revealed in the past that he felt undervalued and simply wanted to be paid better. Unfortunately for Jones, it was previously stated that he will not be facing Ngannou anytime soon.
While speaking to Morning Kombat, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans talked about Jon Jones’ current standing in the MMA world. Evans claimed that modern MMA fighters are no longer afraid of Jon Jones because his cloak of invincibility has been shattered.
“Due to the fact that his cloak of invincibility has been shattered, people aren’t afraid of him anymore and they’re really challenging him in places where they weren’t before. They were really pushing the pace and all these different things that Jon just wasn’t used to before from a challenger.
And now, he’s going up to heavyweight. Before, (it was like): he’s moving up to heavyweight and he has the advantage because he moves really well, he has fight I.Q. and he has all these intangibles.”
But he’s giving away a lot of those intangibles, you know. His reach, he’s giving away; he’s giving up his size advantage; he’s giving up his power advantage. He’s giving up a lot of things that he didn’t have to worry about at light heavyweight.”
Dana White confirmed Jon Jones is nowhere near the UFC Heavyweight Title picture. For the past few months, Jon Jones has made it clear that he wants to return to the Octagon next year and even recently revealed that he plans on becoming a champion next year. We will have to wait and see who Jon Jones’ next opponent will be.
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