Jon Jones has lashed out at Dana White for suggesting he didn’t wish to struggle new heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
‘The Predator’ dethroned Stipe Miocic on Saturday evening in Las Vegas with a daunting two spherical beat right down to knock him out and declare the title at UFC 260.
After 4 first round-finishes, Ngannou regarded extra composed and as full a blended martial artist we’re prone to see with a scientific show which encompassed leg kicks and professional wrestling.
The Cameroonian appeared set to welcome former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones to the division following his transfer as much as heavyweight, but it appears as if UFC boss White has different plans after jokingly suggesting ‘Bones’ ought to truly go right down to 185lbs.
“Oh, Derrick Lewis is the struggle to make,” White stated on the post-fight press convention. “But when Jon Jones actually needs that struggle…
“Pay attention, it’s one factor to exit and tweet and say you need it and that I placed on the load and this and that. Would you like the struggle?
“I promise you, we will name Derrick Lewis or one in all these different heavyweights and so they need the struggle.
“If Jon Jones actually needs the struggle, Jon Jones is aware of he can get the struggle. All he’s bought to do is name and do it.”
Having not fought since a razor-thin choice victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, the 33-year-old preventing out of Albuquerque is keen to get again into the octagon.
But he has not taken the feedback by White positively in any respect, to say the very least.
“Go to 185? I didn’t acquire all this weight for no motive,” he wrote on Twitter.
“If anybody is questioning if I actually wish to struggle, the reply is sure. I additionally actually wish to receives a commission.
“I give up the sunshine heavyweight division, actually gained an enormous quantity of weight. And now individuals are saying I’m afraid? “Everybody however me claiming that I’m afraid. All I requested was to receives a commission.
“Why does a fighter should be afraid the second he mentions he needs to receives a commission his value. What an insult.
“Conor McGregor needs large cash, it’s anticipated. Jon Jones needs cash, now he’s scared.
“I’ve been working my butt off, gained all this weight. Have by no means misplaced a struggle earlier than. Now impulsively I’m scared. What bulls***.”
Ngannou, although, is able to struggle Jones if that’s the struggle that will get made.
“For my opinion, Jon Jones is the best of all time from blended martial arts,” he stated within the aftermath of his win.
“Him shifting up goes to be a very good factor. He’s going to be a problem that I’ll take and I’ll put it on file. It will likely be an excellent factor on my resume.
“However this time he’s gonna be the challenger, I’m the champ. I’m prepared. Any time quickly. Every time they’re prepared, I’m prepared.”