‘He is No Jon Jones’- Jon Jones Takes a Dig at Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier

Published 03/28/2021, 10:19 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, has been quite active on social media following the events of UFC 260. A new heavyweight champion has been crowned and Francis Ngannou has taken the gold to Cameroon. ‘The Predator’ earned a sensational KO in the second round to become the 17 UFC heavyweight world champion.

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‘Bones’ came out after the fight and fired away tweet after tweet directed right at Dana White and the UFC. Chiefly, in his latest post, Jones compared his run in the UFC to Stipe Miocic’s, who also fought Daniel Cormier. Jon Jones looked at the commonalities and differences between both men to make his case for a heftier paycheck.

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Jon Jones has been the clear front runner to challenge the winner of Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou for gold in his debut. Now that ‘The Predator’ walked away with the win, it’s par for the course that Jones vies for that bout. ‘Bones’ has continued to stick to his guns and is looking to get paid ‘Conor McGregor’ money to fight Ngannou.

Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones: A potential ‘Fight of the Decade’ candidate?

The hype for Ngannou vs Jones is real and fans are waiting with tense anticipation for negotiations to get underway. The magnitude of Jones, arguably coming up as the light heavyweight GOAT to face ‘The Predator’ is immense. Moreover, Ngannou has an opportunity to become the first man to truly defeat Jones and Stipe, two all-time greats in a row.

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The fight itself offers an even more intriguing narrative after watching Francis Ngannou’s evolution at UFC 260. He has significantly battened down the hatchets in the wrestling department, and his striking is both calculated and ferocious. It’s hard to see many exploitable holes after UFC 260, and the new champion has truly actualized his potential.

However, Jon Jones is the consensus GOAT for a reason and he’s fought all kinds of championship-caliber fighters in the past. Hence, it will all boil down to his ability to adjust for the power dynamic that Francis Ngannou will pose.

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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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