Dana White reacts to talk about a potential fight between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou


UFC President Dana White shared his thoughts on a potential fight between heavyweights Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou at tonight’s press conference.

Earlier this week, Jones (26-1 MMA) expressed interest in moving up a weight class to take on the most feared knockout divisions in Ngannou.

“Who do you consider the quickest and most technical striker Thiago Santos or Francis? Jon Jones wrote on Twitter earlier this week. “If you think I wouldn’t take this fight, you’re crazy. I have absolutely nothing else to prove as a light heavyweight. I would love this big money fight right now. Send the case. “

Jon Jones, Francis Ngannou
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Ngannou quickly responded to Jon Jones’ initial call, assuring that he would accept the fight for the right offer.

“If you think you can manage my technical level, that’s fine, but I agree with you that you have nothing to prove in the LHW division and that it should be for the bags,” wrote Francis Ngannou.

With the two parties in agreement, we asked tonight Dana White what he thought of the possible fight between promotions prevailing over light heavyweights and probably the most feared artist in the history of l ‘UFC.

Discover the video below via MMA Reporter Helen Yee.

“Yeah, I mean anything is possible,” said Dana White when asked what he thought of a potential fight between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. “I mean, I don’t know if these guys really want this fight. You know what I mean? But let me tell you this, and I’m not saying it is the case with these two. But, you see a lot of discussions online and anything in my opinion. But fighting is another ball game. “

Ngannou is currently riding a four-game winning streak, all four winning by direct elimination in the first round. During this impressive streak, Pred The Predator ’marked the arrival of opponents Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and most recently Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

As for Jon Jones, ‘Bones’ defended his UFC light weight most recently at UFC 247 in February when he beat Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision.

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This article was first published on BJPENN.com on May 16, 2020


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