Jon Jones is considered one of the best fighters in the history of the UFC for many fans. 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 MMA Junkie, Jon Jones stated that he would prefer fighting reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou instead of interim titleholder Ciryl Gane. He added that him not facing off against Ngannou will be a lot of money lost for the UFC.
“I think it changes what the pay will be [if Ciryl Gane beats Francis Ngannou]. I don’t think it’s a mega-fight [me vs. Gane]… I think he’s talented and he’s great for the sport, he’s very marketable. But he’s still relatively unknown to the general public and so I’m excited for either challenge. I think they present two completely different puzzles. But yeah, Francis is definitely a bigger star. It’ll be a lot of money lost if Francis were to lose, but I don’t care who wins the fight, I just want the championship.”
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 if Jon Jones will finally face off against Francis Ngannou in the future or not.
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