Jon Jones Mocks Dana White and UFC in a Deleted Tweet on Jake Paul Earning $5 Million

Published 04/26/2021, 12:43 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones enters 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 Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Jon Jones took to social media and sent out a snide comment that caught the attention of UFC fans. In a now-deleted tweet, Jones congratulated Jake Paul for breaking the bank in his boxing effort against Ben Askren. ‘Bones’ lauded Paul for coming out from the event with $5 million. Fans saw this as a jab to Dana White and the UFC.

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Jon Jones x UFC: The cold war rages on

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Jones has been at war with the UFC brass over contract issues as he’s been unhappy about his pay. Jon Jones is primed to make his heavyweight debut against Francis Ngannou and believes he should get a bump-up in his fight purse. However, UFC President Dana White has given some pushback to Jones’ demands leading to a stalemate.

As it stands, the fight between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou is nowhere near being booked. In fact, UFC President Dana White came out and revealed that Derrick Lewis was the man next in line to face ‘The Predator’. Moving past Jones could be a ploy to force the fighter’s hand and put together the fight under the UFC’s terms.

‘Bones’ is going forth in full force

Jon Jones doesn’t seem like he’s willing to back down, and his recent tweet is an indication of that. Jones quickly deleted his congratulatory tweet that was perceived more as a slight to the organization than anything. It’s safe to say that things are as tense as they’ve ever been between Jones and the UFC.

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‘Bones’ hasn’t fought since UFC 247 that took place all the way back in February 2020. Despite completing his bulk-up to heavyweight in a comprehensive manner, Jones doesn’t have any fights on the cards. However, given that he’s packed on some serious mass, it’s unlikely that he’ll move back down to 205-pounds.

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)

Time will be the only indicator of Jones’ future in the UFC and his path moving forward. He’s taken a clear stand against the largest MMA organization on the planet, and this usually doesn’t end well. However, from the standpoint of a fight promoter, it’s hard to deny that fans are pining for Ngannou vs Jones.

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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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