Jon Jones Could Get a Massive Payday Outside the UFC as Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh Makes a Unique Proposal

Published 03/30/2021, 2:28 AM EDT
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


The hardcore UFC/MMA fans are ecstatic to see Jon Jones take up the octagon space this year. Jones has cemented his plans to move up to the heavyweight landscape, and fight fans are in a frenzy to see the latter in that colossal shape.

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But there’s a bit of rigmarole around his return. That said, Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh, took this opportunity to ask Jones to fight under his banner.

Kavanaugh took it to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “@JonnyBones why not come do an MMA fight with Triller this summer, happy to work something out with UFC if we can help. Maybe fight on the same card as @OscarDeLaHoya?

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The ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya is himself coming back to the boxing ring to compete professionally. A few days back, he even unveiled the date for his comeback as July 3.

There’s no news on his potential opponent or location as of now. Triller will promote De La Hoya’s comeback fight, and to make the fight card even more lucrative, they’ve asked the biggest UFC star Jon Jones to step up for an MMA event on the same card.

The former light-heavyweight champ can bag a massive payday if he steps on for this event Because Triller is well known for spending millions on its fighters. Moreover, it even promoted the Tyson vs Jones Jr. exhibition bout last year, which shattered substantial viewership records.

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Will Jon Jones ink the deal to fight under the Triller banner?

Past a few months, Jones has spent countless hours in the gym to prepare for his heavyweight move up. He wishes to take on the champion of the division.

And now, the Ngannou vs Miocic 2 fight has definitely cleared the air on whom Jon Jones wishes to fight.

In fact, in the post-fight interview, Francis Ngannou called Jones out for a 5-round sheer heavyweight war.

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Considering the same, ‘Bones’ will only be interested in touching gloves with ‘The Predator’ for the undisputed heavyweight strap.

His chances of moving altogether to fight under a different banner seem impossible, at least for his next fight.

Yet, it’ll be interesting to see how things play out for Jones in the coming few months.

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Do you envision Jones fighting for Triller this summer?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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