‘Conor McGregor Wants Big Money’- Jon Jones Blasts Fans for Insulting Him After UFC 260

Published 03/28/2021, 2:16 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones in his fight against Dominick Reyes in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones went ballistic on Twitter after UFC 260 wrapped up in Las Vegas. Francis Ngannou is the new heavyweight champion of the world, and his win was both terrifying and electric in equal amounts. ‘The Predator’ flatlined Stipe Miocic in the second round and robbed the consensus heavyweight GOAT of his consciousness.

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Following Francis Ngannou’s blistering KO win, the entire MMA community came out and gave their instant reaction. Dana White went so far as to say that Jon Jones should move down to 185-pounds after seeing Ngannou’s performance. Chiefly Jon Jones didn’t take too kindly to those comments and wasn’t pleased with fans and fighters doubting him.

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‘Bones’ Jones was sure to clarify that it was money-related issues that forced him to delay his move to heavyweight. In fact, Jones pointed out that he wouldn’t have bulked up all the way to 245 pounds if he wasn’t serious about fighting at heavyweight. Chiefly, the consensus MMA GOAT is looking to receive the ‘Conor McGregor’ money in his bank account.

It’s clear that Jon Jones is insulted by the way the MMA world is questioning his intention to fight heavyweights like Ngannou. It appears as though once he’s able to get a lucrative deal with the UFC, he’ll sign the dotted line. Until then, fans will have to keep chomping at the bit for a Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou match-up.

Francis Ngannou: What’s next for ‘The Predator’

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As mentioned earlier, the fight to make for Ngannou as it stands is against Jon Jones. However, UFC President Dana White has also opened other doors. White is keen to rematch Francis Ngannou against fellow heavyweight KO artist, Derrick Lewis.

Although both men faced off in a lackluster battle, there’s still plenty of intrigue for a rematch. In fact, both men have added major strides to their game and it will probably be a head-on collision if they were to rematch. Furthermore, a rubber match against Stipe Miocic is also an option once he clears his medical.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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