‘I’m Going to Break You!’- Jon Jones Hits Out at Francis Ngannou

Published 05/01/2021, 5:47 AM EDT


Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has been very active on Twitter. ‘Bones’ has had several thongs to say to his potential future opponent, Francis Ngannou. Jones was tipped to fight Ngannou after ‘The Predator’ won UFC gold at UFC 260. But disagreements between the fighter and the UFC over terms of his payments have put that in jeopardy.

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Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped Jones from campaigning for the fight on social media. Recently, he issued a warning to Ngannou. The UFC’s top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter tweeted, “Pray you knock me out because if you don’t I’m going to break you, and that’s a promise @francis_ngannou.

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Ngannou is no doubt the scariest power puncher to ever grace the UFC Octagon and can knock a fighter out with just one solid connection. It was on full display when the Cameroonian fought Stipe Miocic at UFC 260.

However, Jones believes that is Ngannou’s only shot in winning the fight. Otherwise, he might prove to be too versatile and well-rounded for ‘The Predator’. ‘Bones’ is confident that he will dominate the heavyweight champion if the latter doesn’t connect with that jackpot shot.

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)

But the fight is unlikely to happen soon as the UFC is looking to set up a rematch between Derrick Lewis and ‘The Predator’ as Ngannou’s first title defense.

Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou: how would the fight play out?

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Jones looks to be getting into the frame of a proper heavyweight. His elusive movement, pressure, and superior cardio can be very effective once he makes his divisional debut. Despite his elusive all-round game, he would have to be wary of that power shot when he fights the current champion.

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)

If Ngannou connects clean, more often than not, it results in the end of the fight. However, it won’t be a cakewalk to hit a skilled and defensively sound fighter like Jones. So, if ‘Bones‘ doesn’t get knocked out, the words of his Twitter post may prove to be a spoiler.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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