Dana White claims UFC ‘moved on’ from Jon Jones – ‘That’s a conclusion’ – fr

Dana White claims UFC ‘moved on’ from Jon Jones – ‘That’s a conclusion’ – fr

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White gave former 205-pound title holder Jon Jones the opportunity to put on some weight to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou .

Jones, however, believes the promotion disappointed him and backed down from the proposed contract. What followed was a long (and somewhat messy) waiting game that ended with “Bones” asking for his unconditional release.

“Yeah, I absolutely moved on,” White told TMZ Sports. “Look, I have a fight every Saturday. We have a window where we try to build fights and make some things happen. If the fights don’t happen in that window we move on, and realistically, I mean I’ve been saying this from the start, Derrick Lewis is the guy who should get the title. He beat Francis Ngannou. He’s next, he’s putting out a great performance and that’s a conclusion. We move forward. “

With Jones out of the picture, the promotion is expected to book the rematch between Ngannou and Lewis for the end of the summer, depending on the champion’s return schedule. “The Predator” dropped a lukewarm decision to “The Black Beast” in July 2018.

Does that mean Jones is gone for good?

“It depends on Jon,” White insisted. “He absolutely could fight again at 205. He said he won’t fight Stipe and now Derrick and Francis are fighting so we’ll see how this fight plays out. There’s nothing wrong with coming out on top either.

Hopefully Jones kept some of that loot.


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