Jon Jones received’t combat Francis Ngannou for ‘means too low’ $8 million, however Derrick Lewis would


Simply how a lot does Jon Jones need for a superfight with heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou? Nicely we don’t have a selected determine, however we all know what he considers to be unacceptable.

In his newest string of tweets, Jones claimed that he spoke with UFC govt vice chairman and chief enterprise officer Hunter Campbell, and instructed him {that a} payday within the vary of $8-10 million isn’t ok.

He did admit, nevertheless, that no formal supply has been made but.

By the way in which, that $8-10 million vary is roughly what Andy Ruiz made for his heavyweight title rematch with Anthony Joshua in 2019.

Jones continued his rant by bemoaning his pay all through his 20s, which he says was roughly $2 million per combat.

Jones and White have been going back-and-forth over the previous mild heavyweight champion’s pay courting again to final 12 months, so now that Ngannou is the champion this topic has been introduced up as soon as once more. There’s little question that Ngannou vs. Jones could be one of the anticipated fights in UFC historical past, and Jones is not the one one who desires a pay increase for this matchup. Jon took it to hyperbolic ranges by suggesting that is the UFC equal of Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman.

Dana White has already said that if Ngannou vs. Jones doesn’t occur, then a rematch between Francis and Derrick Lewis would take advantage of sense. ‘The Black Beast’ is clearly greater than prepared to combat for $8 million, to which Jones retorted that their conditions should not the identical.

Keep tuned for extra Twitter drama on the subsequent episode of “As The Jones Tweets.”



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