UFC CEO Feels Francis Ngannou Would Have Been No Match For Jon Jones

While the conversation at this point is completely hypothetical, Dana White feels that Jon Jones versus Francis Ngannou would not have been competitive in the least, had the fight come together.

Naturally, White may feel slighted by Ngannou, given the fact that he stepped away from the organization as heavyweight champion to pursue a new deal that would allow him to compete in both boxing and MMA.

Regardless of the thought that this statement may not have been 100% based on genuine skill comparison, many feel that the only reason Ngannou was able to achieve the level he did is because Jones was not currently in the rankings.

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“He went through Ciryl Gane like that, easily. In my opinion, he does the same thing to Francis. One hundred percent. He does the same thing to Francis. Francis didn’t want to fight Jon Jones. Jon Jones is the scariest, most bad-ass fighter of all time. Jon Jones has his issues outside of the Octagon, which actually makes it more impressive if you think about the lifestyle that he was living, and doing this to the best fighters in the world. Jon Jones is one of those guys that won’t truly be appreciated until he’s gone,” White said to former NFLer Shannon Sharpe on his Club Shay Shay podcast.

“But I’m telling you right now, when you talk about who the baddest man on the planet is, two guys get locked in a room, who is walking out? It’s f*****g Jon Jones all day, every time,” White continued.

(h/t BJPenn.com)

Of course, it is not a surprise that Dana White would pick the side of the competitor who is still under the UFC banner, not the one that left to sign with the organization’s direct competitor (PFL).

Despite losing on both occasions, Ngannou has found a serious monetary level of success in boxing, facing both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in a 5-month span. Now, it is thought that “The Predator” will next be seen in the PFL Smart Cage.

 

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