Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 260 earlier in the year. After that, a lot of drama ensued as he never got to fight Jon Jones. It seems Ngannou thinks the UFC didn’t want him to square off against Jon Jones.
Jon Jones is considered one of the best fighters in the history of the UFC for many fans. Since early last year, 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.
For the past few months, Jon Jones has made it clear that he wants to return to the Octagon this year and even recently revealed that he plans on becoming a champion in 2022.
While speaking to Brendan Schaub in an edition of the Food Truck Diaries, Francis Ngannou stated that he and his team have been trying to get the UFC into booking him for high profile fights. Ngannou also stated that he believes the UFC didn’t want to fight Jon Jones because of his contract dispute with the company.
”It’s really tough to get something done with me with them right now. Because even before the Stipe fight, they were promoting the promise that the winner of Stipe and I will fight Jon Jones. But right after I win that fight, nobody never speak about that fight again. Seems like they didn’t want it to be me. Because I didn’t sign a contract.”
Tito Ortiz also recently hoped that Francis Ngannou is not erased from UFC history. Ngannou’s current contract with the UFC will expire in December of this year and it is not known whether he will re-sign with the company at this point in time either. We will have to wait and see if he finally gets to fight Jon Jones or not.