UFC star Jon Jones has started another cash streak with promotional supremo White, claiming he’s scared of heavyweight champ Ngannou while pointing out the treatment Conor McGregor receives for chasing huge paydays.

Former two-time light heavyweight king Jones issued a rant against UFC President White after new heavyweight ruler Francis Ngannou brutally defeated Stipe Miocic.

The new-look Ngannou, who lost to arguably the division’s greatest fighter of all time in 2018, was cool, calm and gathered on Saturday at UFC 260 in Las Vegas.

His run of four knockout games in a row in the first round stalled, but so did Miocic’s tenure as champions when the Cameroonian scored a stunning result early in the second round to take home the belt.



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In a post-fight interview with commentator Joe Rogan, Ngannou called “Bones” and respected the American as “the greatest of all time in mixed martial arts.”

Comments White also made after the fight poured cold water on a possible summer fight between Jones and ‘The Predator’.

“Oh, Derrick Lewis is the fight to be had,” White affirmed when asked who Ngannou should face next. “But if Jon Jones really wants this fight … listen, it’s one thing to go out and tweet and say you want it and that I’m gaining the weight and this and that. Do you want the fight “

If anyone wonders if I really want to fight, the answer is yes. I really want to be paid too.

– BONY (@JonnyBones) March 28, 2021

I left the light heavyweight division and literally put on massive weights. And now people say I’m scared? Everyone but me says I’m scared. I just asked to be paid.

– BONY (@JonnyBones) March 28, 2021

Through a series of tweets around midnight in Albuquerque, where he trains at the Jackson Wink MMA Academy, Jones responded to suggestions that he was afraid of Ngannou and should go back to his old tamping ground.

“Go to 185? I gained weight for a reason, ”he scoffed on the social media platform.

“If anyone wonders if I really want to fight, the answer is yes. I really want to be paid too.

“I left the light heavyweight division and literally put on a huge amount of weight. And now people say I’m scared? Everyone but me says I’m scared. I just asked to be paid.

“Why does a fighter have to be afraid as soon as he mentions he wants to maintain his worth?” he asked rhetorically. “What an insult.”

Conor McGregor wants a lot of money, that’s expected. Jon Jones wants money, now he’s scared.

– BONY (@JonnyBones) March 28, 2021

I scraped my bum and gained weight. Never lost a fight. Now I’m suddenly scared. Nonsense

– BONY (@JonnyBones) March 28, 2021

Jones was not done there, however, noting the treatment he receives compared to other fighters who demand that they receive their worth.

“Conor McGregor wants a lot of money, that’s expected. Jon Jones wants money, now he’s scared, ”he argued.

“I scratched my bum and gained all that weight. Never lost a fight. Now I’m suddenly scared. What cops ***. “

Responding to responses from some fans, Jones seemed content to give Ngannou the opportunity to correct the other of his only two losses alongside his initial loss to Miocic.

“It’s okay, Derek [sic] can have the fight. No need to speed up a great thing. I already had a career in the Hall of Fame, I need some bread, ”he explained.

It’s okay, Derek can have the fight. No need to speed up a great thing. I already had a career in the Hall of Fame. I need some bread https://t.co/P3s2tORYjQ

– BONY (@JonnyBones) March 28, 2021

“Man, do you want to fight or not?” Jones was asked by a punter.

“I’ve fought all my adult life,” Jones replied emphatically. “That’s just not right when you feel undervalued.

“It’s not about wanting to fight. It’s about wanting to get paid better. Let’s get that straight.

“I’m glad some of you agree with me. It’s like my brothers with soccer. After they both got their Super Bowl rings, they went to the money contracts.”

Jones remembered that he already had 15 championship belts on his résumé.



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