“Everything Was Good Until I Asked For a Piece of The Pie”- Jon Jones

June 9, 2020 9:45 am

Jon Jones announced he is vacating the Light Heavyweight Championship in protest at the UFC not treating him fairly. His battle with Dana White has dominated conversations and triggered a whole host of fighters to open up on the same. Building on this, ‘Bones’ went on yet another Twitter rant and seemingly called out the organization. Furthermore, he advised young fighters to negotiate for big paydays early in their career.

Jon Jones advises young fighters, claims UFC ripped him off

The Light Heavyweight offers advice to young and upcoming fighters based on his own experiences. He goes on to dispel notions of bigger paydays and a larger share of the pie coming with experience. 

Initially, ‘Bones’ highlighted the fact that everything was smooth until he asked for more money. 

A fan questioned Jones’ timing over wanting a raise. However, the fighter had a reply ready and highlighted White’s words about how the UFC is breaking records. 

Next, he moved onto talking about how the UFC ripped him off over the last decade. 

Building on the tweet he continued and spoke about how the company wooed him with a car whilst “they collected millions.”

However, he clarifies that the earlier tweets aren’t a call for back pay. 

Bones who took on many big names says he was a fool for never thinking about what he was actually owed. 

Also, the company’s UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (based on the website) said “the way the beginning of our Heavyweight negotiations was going sent nothing but red flags.

He brings up his own tweet from earlier and says it was around the $2 million mark, but it was “still robbery.

Next, he urges the UFC to treat fighters fairly and not think they are idiots. 

‘Bones’ claims he may not be a megastar, but says he is the reason fans have come in over the past decade. 

And, he brings up his spotted record. But he reasons that it can’t be the only reason he is deprived of pay. 

Later on the series of tweets, he accepts he has made “bad choices.” However,  he says “it’s not justifying.

Furthermore, he talks about his vacation being nothing new as he has been suspended on a few occasions before. 

Finally, ‘Bones’ says if him sitting out helps make a difference he has done his job.

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Reubyn Coutinho

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. He has also had candid chats with the sport's rising stars like Marcus Almeida and Sage Northcutt. Before moving to the editorial team, Reubyn primarily covered UFC and was on the desk for events such as UFC 249, UFC 251, and Daniel Cormier's retirement bout at UFC 252. As someone proficient across the board, he has also written for the F1, NBA, Boxing, and NFL divisions. Away from his professional pursuits, Reubyn is a film aficionado and loves engaging in discussions about movies.

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