Francis Ngannou Reacts To Jon Jones And Dana White’s Criticism
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou discussed Jones Jones and Dana White’s comments about him following the former’s victory against Ciryl Gane in UFC 285.
Jones claimed the heavyweight championship title that was previously held by Ngannou after securing a victory through submission in the first round.
While that may been the case, the chances of Ngannou fighting Jones are over if his following comments are anything to go by.
In his comments toTMZ, he said: “Look, I wanted that fight as well. I’m the one that initiated that fight over two years ago. I wanted that fight, but where was Jon Jones at that time?
“I don’t know. Nobody seems interested, even Dana White. Nobody seems to be interested. They always find a way to go around it.”
This is understandable since White made it clear that Ngannou would never fight in the UFC again, as talks broke down as the former champ walked away and became a free agent.
But after winning his fight, Jones addressed the media in the post-fight press conference. He responded to Ngannou’s by referring to him as “a big ol’ p****.”
And yet, the global MMA community is optimistic that Jones and Ngannou can resume negotiations.
However, White doesn’t believe this is possible, even though Ngannou, who is currently focused on a potential boxing match with Deontay Wilder, hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility.
He added: “I’ve tried to manage this as gentle as I could. I did everything in my power in order to move forward, and it didn’t work.
“I’ll never close the door, but now, it’s not something we can discuss [right now] because it has become very personal.”