Jon Jones has faced (and defeated) some of the world’s scariest fighters throughout his fighting career, leading to one of the most impressive resumes in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. So you wonder why many claim that ‘Bones’ is afraid of new heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Of course, “The Predator” is without a doubt the toughest forward in the game today – perhaps in the history of the sport – and trading punches with him is not something that anyone does. a jump of joy. But Jones has been there and done it, so suggesting that the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA shivers in his boots is laughable.
But yet, here we are.
One man who laughs at such claims is none other than Jones’ biggest rival, Daniel Cormier. Indeed, “DC” says it is absurd to say that the former light heavyweight champion is trying to avoid a fight against Ngannou.
“Jon Jones, for all that is between us, is not afraid of Francis Ngannou”, declared the former “champion-champion” during a recent edition of the Podcast «DC and Helwani» sur ESPN. It is absurd that people think that.
“Jon Jones is one of the most talented guys I’ve seen inside the Octagon and if you’re going to find someone who can piece together a way to solve Francis Ngannou’s puzzle, it’s is Jon Jones, ”he added.
Jones has two wins over Cormier, although one was overturned in a “No Contest” after “Bones” failed several drug tests after the fight.
After “The Predator” knocked out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 to claim the heavyweight crown (see again here), Jones made a big splash after posting on social media that the only way to face Ngannou in his first fight as The Heavyweight would be if the promotion earned him his worth.
Although Jones did not set out his financial terms, UFC President Dana White once said his former 205-pound champion was looking for “money Deontay Wilder,” which would mean several million dollars. . Speaking of White, he didn’t seem too thrilled with Jones’ post-fight tweets, saying that if “Bones” didn’t want the fight, several other great men were willing to take it on.
This is just the latest chapter in the ongoing saga between Jones, White, and the UFC in general, which has seen the sides be hot and cold over the past few years. Hopefully they will come to an agreement to make this fight come to fruition, which will undoubtedly be one of the most important that the promotion has put together.
Don’t count on a “Bones” knockout if this is the case.