Francis Ngannou wowed the mixed martial arts community with an incredible performance at UFC 260, knocking out Stipe Miocic to capture the UFC heavyweight championship. But as Ngannou shined in Saturday night’s main event, a super fight with Jon Jones looms. Jon Jones fires back at Dana White, doubting his desire to fight Francis Ngannou.
“Bones” relinquished the light heavyweight championship in 2020 with intentions to move up to heavyweight and challenge for the UFC heavyweight championship. UFC president Dana White said multiplethe winner of Ngannou vs. Miocic, and now that a victor has emerged, the buzz surrounding this potential fight is palpable.
Jones almost immediately reacted to Ngannou’s knockout victory by encouraging the UFC to give him a hefty paycheck to fight for the heavyweight belt. https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376026372607373317?s=20 Dana White quickly responded to Jones’ at the UFC 260 post-fight press conference. “If I’m Jon Jones and I’m sitting at home watching this fight, I start [thinking of] moving to 185,” White said. White also gave his take on what Jones meant by his tweet.
“I canand tell you what ‘show me the money means,” White said. “You can say you want to fight somebody, but do you want to?” Jones then answered White’s seemingly facetious recommendation to drop down to the middleweight division. https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376031643450765317?s=20 White was then made aware of the tweet mentioned at the post-fight press conference and responded again to Jones.
“I like it. That sounds serious then, Jon,” he said. White then doubled down. “Call Hunter [Campbell] right now,” he said. “We can make that fight tonight, Jon. Call Hunter right now.” White then claimed Derrick Lewis is the fight to make, appearing not to believe Jones is genuinely willing to step into the octagon with the new heavyweight king. “Derrick Lewis is the fight to make. But if Jon Jones wants that fight?
Listen, it’s oneyou want it,” White said. “Do you want the fight? We can call Derrick Lewis or one of these other heavyweights, and they want the fight. If Jon Jones wants the fight, Jon Jones knows he can get the fight. All he has to do is call and do it. Like I said, it’s easy to say you want the fight.”
Jones then fired off a series of tweets, except White’s comments and asserting that he wanted the title shot against Ngannou. https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376038574861086726?s=20 https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376039045264859140?s=20 https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376041516406202369?s=20 https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376041607711973377?s=20 https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376042155387457539?s=20 https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376065734145548288?s=20 https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376066794574675974?s=20 https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/status/1376068108079656961
With all of this transpiring just minutes after Ngannou’s coronation as the new king of the heavyweight division, thefew days or weeks should be exciting. UFC 260 results: Francis Ngannou KO’s Stipe Miocic, becomes the new worst man on the planet UFC 260 Scrum: Dana questions whether Jon Jones wants to fight Francis Ngannou (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)