‘Remember’- Jon Jones Has a Clear Message for Francis Ngannou

Published 06/12/2021, 1:23 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones waits in his corner prior to 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)


Francis Ngannou has his eyes set on a fight against Jon Jones. The fight would be massive for Ngannou, both financially and in terms of his legacy in the sport. Being able to defeat Jon Jones fair and square is not something anyone in the UFC has been able to say. Therefore, it makes sense as to why ‘The Predator’ is chasing a fight against Jon Jones. 

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The former light heavyweight champion, however, does not think it is the best idea. He tweeted, “Remember you’re not a champ until you defend that title @francis_ngannou be careful what you wish for”

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Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones would be the biggest fight in the history of the heavyweight division 

Ngannou recently was spotted strolling in the streets of Los Angeles when TMZ caught up to him. The reporter asked Ngannou what he made of a potential fight with Jon Jones and if he was still interested in it. 

Ngannou said, “I want Jon Jones. Definitely… I don’t care about what the talk says… I love that fight.” He continued, “I have some size, too. I’m strong, too. I’m impressed. I know he’s very skilled, very talented. I respect that. But we are both men, and we’re going to find out” 

It appears as though ‘Bones’ has replied to Ngannou’s recent comments on TMZ. While the war of words between the two men rages on, they’re nowhere close to getting a fight booked. ‘Bones’ and the UFC are still way off with compensation for the fight. However, it appears as though Jones desperately wants this fight. Hence, he has enlisted the services of the former CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Richard Schaefer. 

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Although Schaefer has spent most of his career in boxing, Dana White respects him as he has a very good understanding of the fight game. Therefore, fans will be hoping that he can help Jones broker a deal for this mega-fight. 

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What do you make of Jon Jones’ comments? Do you think we will get to see Jon Jones at heavyweight before the end of this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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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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