It seems Jon Jones’ lengthy awaited transfer to heavyweight must wait even longer.

Following a number of days of backwards and forwards messages between Jones and Francis Ngannou, the sunshine heavyweight champion despatched out a message on Thursday that negotiations with the UFC got here to an abrupt finish when the promotion was unwilling to extend their monetary provide to make the fantasy matchup turn into a actuality.

Inside of 1 hour, Jones first stated he was discussing a combat with the UFC after which revealed the dialog was already over.

“Earlier than even discussing numbers, the UFC was unwilling to pay extra for the Francis tremendous combat/for me to maneuver to heavyweight,” Jones wrote. “Stated I may probably earn extra in pay-per-view buys.”

Jones appeared legitimately intrigued by the problem of dealing with Ngannou in his first heavyweight combat after the Cameroon-born knockout artist completed his earlier 4 opponents inside the primary spherical; most not too long ago, Ngannou flattened beforehand undefeated heavyweight contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik in simply 20 seconds at UFC 249.

Whereas he appeared able to guide the combat, Jones stated he didn’t like what he was listening to by way of a proposal from the UFC.

“It’s been enjoyable you guys, perhaps I’ll see you all in a 12 months or two,” Jones wrote. “Possibly once they’re able to do higher enterprise I’ll come again, till then well being health and household.

“I ought to’ve worded that in another way, I truly assume these guys do nice enterprise. Proper now issues simply aren’t the place I need them to be.”

Contemplating the UFC continues to be reserving out their schedule for the summer time with any variety of playing cards requiring an enormous foremost occasion, it’s solely doable that Jones and Ngannou may nonetheless find yourself receiving a unique provide from the promotion.

That stated, Jones appears content material returning to defend his 205-pound title after defeating Dominick Reyes earlier this 12 months.

“Pink panty night time for the sunshine heavyweight division,” Jones wrote.

A couple of hours after his preliminary storm of messages on Twitter, Jones despatched out yet another expressing his disappointment that the UFC didn’t see the worth in a possible combat in opposition to Ngannou. Now that it appears to be like like he’s sticking round at gentle heavyweight, the reigning champion additionally tagged the subsequent contender in line for his title.

“I’ve had a while to consider it and I’m so much much less emotional,” Jones wrote. “Simply unhappy that the UFC doesn’t see my worth in opposition to the scariest heavyweight on the planet.

“Jan [Blachowicz] I assume you’re subsequent in line.”





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