Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones previously vacated the title due to the salary issue with the UFC. Later he aimed to fight in the heavyweight division. Recently Bony wishes to debut his heavyweight fight if Dana White increases the purse.
Jones was highly active on Twitter last night after the Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic fight. Bony posted a series of tweets over Ngannou’s win, and he wished to fight the new champion. Though, he deleted the post later.
Dana White heard a small portion of Jones’ tweetstorm about his complaint on UFC’s salary in a post-fight conference. The president also heard Jon’s willingness to have a fight with any of the top heavyweight contenders.
However, Jones’ financial demands to face heavyweight champ Ngannou did not move the president Dana White.
Moreover, White suggested Jones to call or tweet the contenders such as Derek Lewis or Ngannou to fix a fight. “Derrick Lewis is the fight to make but if Jon Jones really wants that fight listen it’s one thing to go out and tweet and say you want it and I put on the weight and I did this and that do you want the fight I promise you we can call Derrick Lewis,” White offered Jon Jones.
Jon Jones responds to Dana White
After listening to Dana White’s suggestion, Jones replied to that via twitter and he thinks UFC undervalued him. “I’ve been fighting my whole adult life, this shit just don’t feel right when you feel undervalued,” Jones wrote.
Jones is firm about his decision, and he will not fight until UFC offers him a better payment. With that note, Jon said, “It’s not an issue of wanting to fight. It’s an issue of wanting to be paid better. Let’s make that clear.”
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 https://t.co/gVJhWo9seN
— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 28, 2021
Now that Ngannou won the heavyweight title, he will fight Jones or Lewis to defend his title. So Jones will get the title shot in his heavyweight debut, but he does not want to fight. Hence, Ngannou will have to fight Lewis.
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