There’s no question that Jon Jones wants a piece of newly-crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou. However, he’ll only do so if the UFC will bring out the money bags.
In the aftermath of UFC 260 where Ngannou ended Stipe Miocic’s reign with a terrifying second-round knockout, Jones tweeted this four-word reaction.
Show me the money
— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 28, 2021
Sure, Bones’ tweet comes a bit vague, but we all know what he’s talking about especially with the timing of it all. A possible Jones versus Ngannou showdown has the potential to be the biggest fight in UFC history.
However, Jones has already expressed in the past his desire for more compensation from the UFC. As long as Dana White gives him the number he wants, Jones would have no qualms about stepping into the octagon against a killer like Ngannou.
After conquering every challenge he had at Light Heavyweight, Jones vacated his 205-lb. title last year in a bid to chase new challenges at a higher division. Jones’ move to HW has long been teased and looks like he is closer than ever right now.
The 33-year-old MMA superstar has been actively sharing his workouts on social media, particularly his strength training regime to prepare his body against bigger and stronger competition. Ngannou, of course, will be the most physically imposing fighter he will face.
Despite being unstoppable throughout his MMA career, there are still some who deny Jones’ claim as the best fighter in history due to the numerous controversies he’s been involved in over the years. But if Jones can somehow conquer another division, let alone against a monster like Ngannou, then no one can ever question his legitimacy as MMA’s GOAT.