Jon Jones Trolls Dana White During His Instagram Live Session

Published 05/10/2021, 12:01 PM 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)


Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones is at a crossroads with Dana White and UFC as a whole. What could have been a simple fight for the Heavyweight title with Francis Ngannou, has turned into a pay dispute scenario.

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For the past one month or so, both parties have been trading shots on social media, either through tweets or through interviews.

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Recently, White was doing an Instagram Live on his account when he got a visit from ‘Bones’ in the comment section. The comment read, “Hey look it’s my best friend.”

‘Bones’ has been taking shots at UFC ever since Ngannou defeated Miocic for the title. White, too, made things a bit complicated after taking a subtle dig at Jones at the UFC 260 post-fight press conference.

He advised Jones to pick up Isreal Adesanya instead of fighting Ngannou. He even hinted at Ngannou facing Derrick Lewis instead, as the latter was pushing for the contender’s spot after some good performances.

Regarding the pay dispute, Jones has been clear on his stand, he wants higher compensation to face someone like Ngannou. He even declined a paycheck ranging from $8 million to $10million last month.

‘Bones’ had relinquished his Light Heavyweight title after deciding to move up the division to challenge for the heavyweight title.

He is one of the greatest to have graced the octagon, if not the greatest. He last fought against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 to defend his crown.

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Francis Ngannou wants Jon Jones next

Ngannou has been clear on whom he wants to face next. During the UFC 261 post-fight interview, (where he was in Kamaru Usman’s corner) he made it clear he wants to face Jones next before fighting Lewis.

‘The Predator’ had described the matchup to be a once-in-a-lifetimeaffair. He also had some words of praise for Jones where he declared ‘Bones’ to be the greatest of all time.

He further said it will be about the legacy of both fighters and although UFC is leading him towards a Lewis collision, he still hopes to fight ‘Bones’ first.

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Things are under clouds at the moment for Jones. But UFC fans around the world hope that this dream match happens as soon as possible.

What’s your take on Jones’ comment on White’s Instagram account?

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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