‘Daddy Comes Home?’- Francis Ngannou Trolls Jon Jones for Recent Heavyweight Comments

Published 02/27/2021, 11:21 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones walks to the octagon in his UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


The UFC’s heavyweight division is on fire right now. A host of top contenders have emerged in the last few months, and that has made the division extremely exciting. The champion, Stipe Miocic, will defend his belt at UFC 260 against Francis Ngannou. The winner of the fight will be staring down a gauntlet of extremely skilled fighters. 

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The likes of Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov, and most recently Ciryl Gane have all put on excellent performances in recent weeks. However, one name that looms large over the heavyweight division despite never having competed in it is Jon Jones. He has been taking time away from the sport to put on some mass on his frame in order to compete with the big boys.

Even before making his heavyweight bow, Jones remains confident about how he would fare and put out a tweet. He wrote, “These boys better get used to pushing the pace, all this standing around ain’t gonna fly when daddy comes home. #ufcvegas20”

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Read: Cyril Gane says punching power will not help Francis Ngannou against Stipe Miocic 

Francis Ngannou laughs off Jon Jones’ bold claims

Another heavyweight who had his eye on proceedings took some time out to respond to ‘Bones’. Ngannou replied to the tweet, “Daddy comes home?” and seemingly laughed off Jon Jones’ bold claims about the heavyweight division. 

It is understood that Jon Jones will face the winner of the UFC 260 fight between ‘The Predator’ and Miocic. If Jones were to fight Stipe, he would be taking on the consensus greatest heavyweight of all time, which would add another ‘G.O.A.T.’ to his already impressive list of opponents. 

On the other hand, if Francis wins, he will face someone with superhuman knockout power. Though Jones has faced knockout artists at light-heavyweight, he has always managed to nullify their power. But, he has most definitely not faced someone who has KO power akin to Francis Ngannou.

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For fans, the back-and-forth between Jones and heavyweights is interesting as it makes for a good storyline when he does make his UFC debut as a heavyweight.

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)

Recent videos posted by Jones suggest that despite gaining a considerable amount of weight, he is still as agile and nimble on his feet as he was at light heavyweight. If he can be as athletic as he was at 205-pounds, the sky is the limit for Jon Jones at heavyweight.

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What do you make of the back-and-forth between Jones and Ngannou? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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