Former UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones reaffirms his launch request, saying he needs to be the face of one other promotion.
Jones is at the moment concerned in a really public contractual battle with UFC president Dana White over how a lot he’ll receives a commission to struggle Francis Ngannou. Jones this week stated that he turned down the UFC’s preliminary supply of $8 to $10 million, saying that will be “manner too low” for a struggle of this magnitude. He then took to his social media to request he can be launched from the UFC. Talking on the “Steve-O’s Wild Experience!” podcast,” Jones as soon as once more reaffirmed his need to be launched and defined why he needs to discover a new house.
“That’s the primary drawback about my scenario at the moment. In some other skilled, in the event you’re sad with the best way you’re being handled or the best way you’re being paid or no matter, you’ll be able to simply take your sh*t and depart and go to the subsequent boss and see in the event that they worth you extra. In my scenario, I might be pressured to retire from preventing fully until I wished to teach or personal a gymnasium. My fingers are tied,” Jones stated (h/t MMA Information).
“I do consider wholeheartedly that the businesses that personal Bellator and these different leagues do have the identical monetary backing because the UFC had. And I do consider having Jon Jones be the brand new face of your promotion, particularly right this moment after I’m actually making an effort for the primary time to get my sh*t considerably collectively. I do assume proper now is an efficient time for any firm to have me and my purpose is to be an asset to any firm that I’m part of. And I’ve acquired a sense that if I had been capable of get out of my UFC contract, I might be large for an additional firm.”
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This clip is outwardly from an older interview with Jones that was re-posted to the Steve-O YouTube channel on Thursday.
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