After over a decade collectively, Jon Jones will now not be represented by First Spherical Administration.
The newest chapter within the Jon Jones-UFC negotiation debacle unfolded late on April 26 with a surprising announcement that the previous longtime UFC mild heavyweight champion and First Spherical Administration can be parting methods after over a decade collectively.
The administration firm, run by Malki and Abe Kawa, confirmed the information in an announcement on the model’s Twitter account.
Malki Kawa added additional particulars on Instagram, stating that there isn’t any unhealthy blood between the corporate and Jones. Relatively, each events amicably determined that it was greatest to separate up and go separate methods.
Jones added his personal feedback, saying he was appreciative of the decade-plus time he’s had with the Kawa household and wishing them nothing however the very best, calling them “buddies for all times.”
Days after one other dispute with UFC over fighter pay, Jon Jones ends his time with First Spherical Administration
The information of Jones breaking away from his longtime administration group comes days after one other disagreement between himself and UFC President Dana White.
For over a 12 months now, Jones has repeatedly appeared to maneuver as much as heavyweight and problem for the UFC heavyweight championship, presently held by Francis Ngannou. However Jones has additionally said time and time once more that he feels he’s price greater than what the UFC presently pays for his fights.
It’s even gotten to the purpose the place Jones has tweeted (and deleted) a request to be launched by the promotion.
On an look on The Invoice Simmons Podcast, White claimed that Jones priced himself out of a title struggle with Ngannou by demanding $30 million for the bout.
Jones disputed this declare from White in a tweet.
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