Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones continue war of words with UFC heavyweight champion labeling his rival a ‘decision fighter’ – before Bones fires back with ‘one-trick pony’ barb
- The resentment between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones continued on social media
- UFC heavyweight kingpin Ngannou accused Jones of being a decision fighter
- ‘Bones’ shot back into the war of words by calling his rival a ‘one-trick pony’
- A proposed super fight between them collapsed due to Jones’s alleged demands
Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones have continued their verbal sparring match with the UFC heavyweight champion who labels his rival a ‘decision fighter’.
Former light heavyweight kingpin Jones and Ngannou have been trading a series of barbs in recent days with a proposed super fight between them collapsing.
However, ‘Bones’ remains desperate to take on Ngannou, despite negotiations with the promotion stalling – and the ongoing feud has further fueled tensions.
Francis Ngannou (left) has labeled Jon Jones (right) a decision fighter as their feud continues
The first post of the recent war of words came from Ngannou, who said, ‘You’re a decision fighter @JonnyBones and you’ve barely won a fight lately.
“But you’re going to get me out.”
Jones’ last three fights may have all come to a conclusion, but the 33-year-old defended his credentials by insisting that he had “ carried the record for the most entries in the light heavyweight division for years. ”
He added: ‘You’re what we call a one-trick pony @francis_ngannou, every champion I’ve ever experienced hit hard. I can see right through you. ‘
Ngannou’s barb provoking Jones saw him accuse the rival of having ‘barely’ won lately
Jones swept back on Twitter calling Ngannou a ‘one trick pony’ as the two continue to bicker
It looked like Ngannou would take on Jones after beating Stipe Miocic at UFC 260
Jones also stressed in another tweet that he “would rather be a decision fighter than a final for two rounds.”
It seems that ‘Bones’ has now tried to lower the temperature after revealing his respect for Ngannou and his journey to the top.
UFC supremo Dana White said at UFC 261 that Derrick Lewis will be Ngannou’s next opponent after failing to break an agreement with Jones.
Jones last fought over a year ago when he secured a unanimous points decision against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, and has taken the time to stack up to make the move to heavyweight.
Before UFC 260, it looked like the winner of Ngannou’s showdown with Stipe Miocic was going to defend their bond against Jones.
‘Bones’ has insisted he ‘would rather be a decision fighter than a final for two rounds’
Jones seemed to be trying to ease the tensions by then explaining that he “really” respects Ngannou
Dana White accused Jones of demanding £ 22 million in compensation to take on Ngannou
Jones quickly took to social media to ask UFC supremo White where he ‘heard that song’
But after Ngannou’s triumph in the second round, and with a delightful meeting on the map, the talks between ‘Bones’ and the UFC turned sour.
White claimed that Jones demanded about £ 22 million to take the fight, but the allegation was vehemently denied.
It’s the ten-digit payday that White hinted at, which Jones is likely to miss snatching with Ngannou in a pay-per-view spectacle.
As a result, despite his remarkable new frame, it’s unclear how and when the Albuquerque man will make his anticipated heavyweight debut.
In the meantime, Jones’ transformation has left UFC fanatics baffled – and the superstar revealed that his ballast will only stop when he’s bigger than Ngannou.
Jones is swelling as he focuses on his heavyweight UFC debut after taking the step up
‘At the moment we are only training. We just train and focus on things we can control, which is in the best shape and I think getting in shape sells the fight even more, ” Jones said. FightHype.
‘People want to see two titans and Francis is already a titan and I’m trying to be a titan. I want to look like a titan.
‘I want to be the same size as this man, if not bigger when we get there. I have a lot of work to do. Hopefully the fight will take place. We just have to stay focused, keep training and see what the UFC is going to do on their part. ‘
Jones chose to switch to heavyweight after overcoming two generations of contenders with 205 pounds to reign supreme.