Jon Jones thinks he has a finger on how his negotiations with the UFC for a combat towards Francis Ngannou will in the end play out.
Up to now, the prospect of a Jones/Ngannou superfight just isn’t trying so good. Final week, Jon Jones requested for his launch out of frustration of his therapy by the UFC and as a result of displeasure of his relationship with UFC President Dana White. Jones deleted the tweets pleading for his launch, however he lately expanded on his perception that he can be a greater asset elsewhere in an interview printed after these tweets surfaced. Jones additionally appeared detached to the potential for Derrick Lewis swooping in and taking the Ngannou heavyweight title combat from him.
At the moment, we discovered that’s precisely what’s within the works to occur, because the promotion supplied Derrick Lewis the title combat towards Ngannou for June as a substitute. The June date didn’t work for the champion, as he lately estimated that July or August can be extra ultimate. Nonetheless, the mere incontrovertible fact that this combat was supplied signifies that the UFC might have moved on from Ngannou/Jones in the meanwhile in favor of a Ngannou/Lewis rematch.
Jon Jones Offers Prediction For How Ngannou Battle Negotiations Will Finish
With early indications displaying that the possibilities of Ngannou/Jones occurring within the close to future are rising extra distant, Jon Jones did present some optimism for the way issues will in the end play out between him and the UFC.
“The UFC will go on whether or not I combat or not,” Jones mentioned in his look on Steve-O’s Wild Trip! “I’ve received nothing to lose being within the place that I’m in proper now. I don’t wish to combat quickly. I’ve no real interest in combating within the UFC till I receives a commission what I imagine I’m value. … I feel it’s actually highly effective to face up for what you imagine is true, and I feel ultimately the UFC will notice that they’re being cussed, they’ll notice that they do have a particular athlete in myself and I feel they’ll ultimately meet me midway.”
What Jones might not be contemplating in his “ultimately” is that, not like boxing, MMA champions are all the time going through the most effective of the most effective evening in and evening out. Because of this a mega combat towards Ngannou might be gone tomorrow simply as rapidly because it arrived. All it could take is one properly-landed bomb from The Black Beast to wipe out the universe the place we might have witnessed a Ngannou/Jones collision. Certainly, followers all over the world who’re wanting to see this superfight will maintain their fingers crossed that “ultimately” comes sooner reasonably than later.
Do you assume Jon Jones and the UFC will come to phrases in time to make the Ngannou/Jones combat occur?