Dana White Isn’t Sure If Jon Jones Is Next For Heavyweight Title Shot
UFC President Dana White said he doesn’t know about Jon Jones.
Thoughts have been swirling that Jones would be the next challenger for the winner of the heavyweight title unification between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane. But White isn’t all too sure about that.
“I don’t feel confident saying that Jon Jones is next,” White told ESPN.
“Not because I think he’s unreliable, it’s because I honestly don’t know what Jon Jones wants to do next. I think Jon’s going to watch this fight, and he’ll decide.”
White listed the number of possibilities for Jones: “Maybe he doesn’t fight at heavyweight. Maybe he goes back and tries to regain the light heavyweight championship.”
“I honestly don’t know the answer to that question,” he added.
But the UFC president noted that it’d be best for the former light heavyweight champion to watch the fight from home.
The suggestion comes after Jones accepted a plea deal in his domestic battery case in Nevada. He isn’t serving any jail time, but it added to his list of arrests and allegations.
“It’d be great for Jon to be here, but I think Jon would probably be better off at home,” White said. “Jon should watch this one at home.”
UFC 270 will feature Ngannou and Gane in the main event as both aim to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.