J. Jones continues to negotiate a super fight against F. Ngannou. Photo: Playback / Instagram
To war between Jon Jones and Ultimate continues. Willing to be better paid for a super fight against the company’s new heavyweight champion (up to 120.2 kg.), Francis Ngannou, the American made public the values that would not be in accordance with his will. When exposing the amounts, Derrick Lewis replied to ‘Bones‘in a comical way, suggesting that he would present himself for less.
“I had a brief phone call with UFC attorney Hunter (Campbell) a few days ago. I made it clear to him that any amount between US $ 8 (about R $ 45 thousand) and US $ 10 million (about R $ 56.8 million) would be far below the desired for a fight of this magnitude. Only that has been discussed so far ”, wrote the athlete, in the ‘Twitter‘.
After making it clear that he intends to achieve astronomical figures in the eventual dispute against Francis, Jones said that he will now await a response from the Ultimate board. The athlete thus expects the parties to reach an agreement.
“Now, I must be waiting to know what their offer will be. I hope the numbers are not low. Let’s see what happens, ”said Jon.
Attentive to the publications of Jones, who has remained active on social networks since the provocation made by the company’s president, Dana White, after the UFC 260, Derrick Lewis it didn’t take long to manifest. One of the candidates to exchange forces with Ngannou, the American was quick and low in suggesting that he would present himself for less than ‘Bones’.
“I do it for $ 8 million. My goodness ”, published the ‘giant’.
Before carrying out the UFC 260, Jones had received the verbal correctness that he would be the next challenger to the category title. After Ngannou’s brutal triumph over Stipe Miocic, who won the French-Cameroonian title of the group, White changed his speech and admitted that Derrick could take the vacancy of ‘Bones’, in addition to suggesting that Jon would be scared.
The representative’s lines irritated Jon, who is preparing for his debut in the new category since August 2020. The athlete went so far as to publicly excuse the company, but deleted the post afterwards.
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