Jon Jones Calls Ngannou “Scary”
This weekend at UFC Minneapolis, Francis Ngannou will headline against former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. And while Ngannou is focused on getting back in the mix as a title contender, current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t see why he can’t get in on the fun.
“That’s a scary dude,” Jones told TMZ Sports. “But, that’s why I’m in it, for it to be hard. I’m aware that the greater the challenge, that’s what makes it great. The hard is what makes it great. There’s a lot of fights at the heavyweight division that are always gonna be extremely appealing. Cain Velasquez, Francis Ngannou…”
When asked by TMZ of Jones’ comments, Ngannou, who is on a two-fight win streak after disapointing showings against Stipe Micocic and Derrick Lewis.
“Personally, I mean, it would be a good fight, first of all for the fans, for me, yes,” Ngannou told TMZ Sports.
“Even though Jon Jones is a light heavyweight, this guy has made his legacy, dominating the whole division. He’s a big dude. I met him once, we almost, we are the same height, we are almost the same thing. I might just have a few pounds on him. That would be a legit fight. I’m here for the challenge, but I just want to take things one at a time. I don’t want to mix them up. But yes, I would definitely want that fight.”