Jon Jones Thinks He’ll Come To Terms With UFC For Francis Ngannou Fight
Jon Jones feels he will eventually come to terms with the UFC for a showdown with Francis Ngannou.
Jones has been at odds with the UFC over pay. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has been eyeing a move up to the heavyweight division but there’s a stumbling block. Jones has said that he feels $8-10 million to fight Ngannou would be too low. UFC President Dana White is of the belief that “Bones” doesn’t truly want the fight.
During an interview with Fight Hype, Jones said he thinks a showdown with Ngannou is inevitable (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“I think it’s gonna happen. I think the UFC eventually will do the right thing. I think this is one of the greatest fights of our generation and it would be really sad if it weren’t to happen. I believe that it will. It would be a real tragedy [if it didn’t happen]. It’ll happen.
“All in good time. We’re patient and like I said, just doing what we can do and controlling what we can control and doing our part.”
The UFC reportedly attempted to book Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis 2 for June 12. That plan fizzled out when the proposed date didn’t work out for Ngannou.