It appears the much-talked about tremendous struggle between present Final Combating Championship (UFC) Mild Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, and hard-hitting Heavyweight contender, Francis Ngannou, has hit a little bit of a velocity bump.
Throughout a latest barrage of tweets, “Bones” revealed that the promotion didn’t pony up the money to make the struggle a actuality. Moreover, the 205-pound kingpin channeled his inner-Conor McGregor by teasing an prolonged depart of absence and that it could now be purple panty night time for the division.
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And that’s that?
Earlier in the present day (Thurs., Could 21, 2020), Jones added one other demand for a possible bout in opposition to “The Predator,” stating that if he was going to maneuver as much as Heavyweight, he would solely achieve this if there was a title on the road. At the moment, Stipe Miocic is the 265-pound champion and is in line to defend it in opposition to Daniel Cormier, so maybe the promotion wasn’t feeling an interim belt.
In fact, this might all be a little bit of a ruse simply to get a response from the combined martial arts (MMA) neighborhood. If not, properly then it appears Ngannou must look elsewhere for a struggle and the promotion could have to begin contemplating an interim title struggle at 205 kilos…simply in case.
You understand Mark Hunt goes to have a area day with this one.