Jon Jones demands that Dana White ‘show him the money’ to put on a super fight with new heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou … while Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier lead the reaction to the stunning UFC 260 win
- Khabib Nurmagodev led the congratulations to UFC champion Francis Ngannou
- Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic to become the heavyweight champion
- Jon Jones called on UFC President Dana White to show him the money
- Jones wants to be the first to fight Ngannou for the heavyweight title
Jon Jones called on Dana White to ‘show him the money’ after Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic to become the heavyweight champion at UFC 260.
Ngannou flew Miocic with a series of fierce punches early in the second round to avenge his 2018 defeat to the American in an emphatic manner.
Attention now turns to Ngannou’s title defense, with many believing UFC legend Jones should be his first opponent.
Jon Jones tweeted ‘show me the money’ as he wants to put on his first heavyweight fight
Ngannou eliminated Stipe Miocic in the second round of UFC 260 on Saturday night
Jones left his light heavyweight title last year to move up a division and the American made it clear he wants to challenge Ngannou.
After the fight, Jones tweeted, “Show me the money.” He then followed up that message with, “If anyone is wondering if I really want to fight, the answer is yes. I also really want to be paid. ‘
When asked about the possibility of Jones fighting Ngannou in the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White joked, “ When I’m Jon Jones watching this fight at home, I start thinking about going to 185. to go.’
The 34-year-old said he was up for the challenge of taking on Jones in his next fight
The former light heavyweight champion insisted that he really wanted the fight with Ngannou
Jones is reeling in anticipation of his transition to heavyweight. In response to White’s comments, Jones said, “Go to 185? I have gained all this weight for a reason. ‘
Ngannou indicated that he was ready for Jones’s challenge. “In my opinion, Jon Jones is the greatest of all time in mixed martial arts,” he said in the wake of his victory.
“Getting it up will be a good thing. He will be a challenge that I will take on and that I will commit. It will be a very good thing on my resume.
‘But this time he will be the challenger, I am the champion. I’m ready. Shortly. When they are ready, I am ready. ‘
Jones wasn’t the only UFC star to tweet after the fight, and Khabib Nurmagomedov led the congratulations to Ngannou.
The 34-year-old became only the third UFC champion from Africa, joining Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya in the history books. Lightweight champion Khabib tweeted: ‘Congratulations Africa. Now you have 3 @ UFC champions. ‘
Khabib Nurmagomedov led the tribute to new heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou
There were other statements of support for Ngannou, with former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier tweeted, ‘Congratulations to the world’s new heavyweight king @francis_ngannou, make no mistake. Francis winning the title changes everything. He will change the way the UFC heavyweight title is viewed in the sports world. #negannouera ‘
Fellow African Champion Adesanya also wrote: ‘We are taking gold back to Africa !!’
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson praised Miocic for his run as a champion before claiming that we are now in the era of ‘The Predator’.
He wrote: ‘Wow that was dominant. What an incredible # goat run @stipemiocic had. Nothing but respect for that guy. Happy birthday to my brother @francis_ngannou. The Age of the Predator begins. #WarriorMana # UFC260 ‘
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embid, who is also from Cameroon, tweeted a photo of herself with Ngannou with the caption, ‘Don’t get it twisted … I would still take you ha. Félicitations !!!! @francis_ngannou. ‘
Shaquille O’Neal simply wrote, “@francis_ngannou is a beast daaaaaaam # UFC260.”