‘$50 million’-Jon Jones’ Coach Gives A Number For Jon Jones To Return

Published 03/30/2021, 8:58 AM EDT


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ coach, Mike Winkeljohn, reveals how much the fight can be between Francis Ngannou and Jones is worth.

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Jones found himself in the headlines ever since he tweetedshow me the money” after Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic for UFC heavyweight championship. Dana White already projected him as the one to face the winner between the above two fighters.

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Jones has his eyes set on the heavyweight title ever since announcing his move to the heavyweight division from the light heavyweight division. But he thinks a fight with ‘The Predator’ for the gold is worth a heavy paycheck, as it’s about his legacy.

Coach believes a fight worth millions of dollars can allure Jon Jones

Ever since Dana White took subtle digs at Jones by asking him to choose an easier option in 185lbs and hinted towards Ngannou taking on Derrick Lewis, Jones has taken it as an insult to his legacy and has been firing shots at the promotion over Twitter.

When asked about how much money it’s worth taking a risk against Ngannou, Mike explained that this fight could be comparable to some of Floyd Mayweather fights in money matters.

He explains that he doesn’t see any reason this can’t be a “$50 million fight“. This will certainly help UFC pay off their debts, including good paychecks to Ngannou and Jones. Mike further says, “The UFC needs a superstar like Jon Jones, I think Conor was the guy for a while, he’s fallen off “.

He believes these are the guys who will ultimately bring money to the UFC. The promotion depends heavily on their star performers, and Jones is certainly one of them.

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Jones is certainly one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. His record prior to announcing his move to heavyweight stood at 20-1, which is nothing short of extraordinary.

White and Jon are certainly the best at what they do. But this back-and-forth saga is something that every UFC fan would want to see an end to, as soon as possible.

Surely either party would want to find a solution to the roadblock soon. Nobody wants a fight of such gigantic proportions between Ngannou and Jones meeting such a tame end.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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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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