“Damn How Did I go From Francis to Conner” -Jon Jones Mocks Conor McGregor Over GOAT Debate

Published 05/23/2020, 11:51 PM EDT


Conor McGregor presented a “GOAT THREAD” on his Twitter account. Here, in addition to himself, he included Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, and Georges St-Pierre. However, in his thread, he explained ‘Bones’ position and ended up mocking him. The top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter replied in kind.

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“Learn to Box Backwards”- Conor McGregor Kicks Jon Jones Out of GOAT Conversation

Jon Jones replies to Conor McGregor 

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First, the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion wrote words fans across the world have become so accustomed to hearing after his fights. They are, “And Still”

The tweet also features an emoticon of a finger on the lips. Thereby ‘Bones’ urges ‘Notorious’ to stay quiet. In his next Tweet he says, “Try that one first lad.”

Furthermore, ‘Bones’ says he will not engage in a debate over the GOAT. He says he will leave it in the hands of the audience.

‘Bones’ initially ended up wondering how he had moved from banter with Francis Ngannou to replying to a Conor McGregor “GOAT THREAD.” He wrote, “Damn how did I go from Francis to Conner?”

Later, the top-ranked pound for pound fighter came out with statistics to highlight his greatness. The Tweet captioned, “Goat where you at”

It features a 16 fighter list of most wins in title fights, men and women included. ‘Bones’ sits pretty with 14 wins from 14 title fights. He claimed the record outright after beating Dominick Reyes in a polarizing Unanimous Decision result at UFC 247. 

As per McGregor’s tweet, ‘Bones’, Must shake repetitive iddybiddy knee kick habit he has, learn to box backwards, take divisional jump fearlessly, then most important of all, win it in full style.”

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However, winning matters more, as according to ‘Bones’ tweets, the number of wins are more important than the manner of the win. 

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if Jones makes the move to Heavyweight. He has been hinting at it, as he has nothing left to prove at 205 lbs. However, he expressed disappointment at the UFC stinging over a potential clash with ‘The Predator.’ 

Furthermore, the lack of fights ‘Bones’ has won in style only serves to showcase his Fight IQ. It shows that he can go deep and do enough to get the win. 

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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