A heated argument between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and promotion president Dane White has reached a stage where Jones has announced he is leaving the championship title, shocking fans.
This difficult situation for the UFC started with Jones’ statement on Twitter, to get him ready to fight Francis Ngannou. The media clung to it and in a short time, that fight became much more than speculation. Still, Dana White denied all the combinations just as quickly, stating that the fight would not happen. But problems arose after he told ESPN that there would be no fight because Jones was asking for too much money.
Quarrels started through the media and Twitter. Jones accused White of lying, saying he did not say what amount of money he was asking, to which White only added that he possessed the messages they exchanged and could release them to the media. In the end, he didn’t do it, despite Jones asking him to. The quarrel continued with White stating that Jones was looking for earnings like the one Deontay Wilder has, which Jones once again denied.
Today, it happened that Jones asked for the termination of the contract for the second time, while White told the fans through the media to choose who to trust.
After a fan asked him will he leave his his light heavyweight title, Jones answered:
#ESPN Reyes vs Jan For the UFC light heavyweight championship of the world. As of right now, I got nothing to really gain fighting either of them. Let me know if you guys want to set up a day in 2021 for that Izzy fight. Hopefully you guys will be willing to pay by then.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020
And he didn’t stop there, but Jones continued his addressing through the next post.
I hurt myself every time I walk out there and take a punch to the head and Not feel my pay is worth it anymore. https://t.co/X3BjGA9d02— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020
Now even more “tweets” of Jones have appeared, this time with even more serious intentions.
Bones out, when you see me in the streets just call me JJ ??— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020
To the light heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020