Jon Jones is fed up with accusations made about his monetary calls for for a heavyweight battle in opposition to Francis Ngannou.

On Friday, UFC president Dana White claimed the 205-pound champion was asking for cash similar to that which boxer Deontay Wilder obtained for his current rematch in opposition to Tyson Fury to ensure that Jones to maneuver to heavyweight and face Ngannou.

That battle paid Wilder $5 million in disclosed wage together with his truly payday reportedly reaching nearer to $30 million.

After listening to White’s feedback, Jones exploded with a sequence of messages refuting these claims and requesting that the UFC president launch the textual content messages he exchanged with UFC chief enterprise officer, Hunter Campbell.

“If you happen to’re going to stay to those lies, I’m going to stay to defending myself,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “Please have your lawyer Hunter Campbell launch these textual content messages.

“Don’t be a f**king liar. My popularity has already taken sufficient hits. I don’t want this bullsh*t, Dana. I by no means requested for Deontay Wilder’s numbers. And the way about since Deontay is making $30 million, we accept half of that. Because you mentioned I’m the GOAT and every little thing.”

Jones additionally took intention at White after he touted the paydays earned by the UFC gentle heavyweight champion throughout his profession regardless of a mess of issues exterior the cage.

“The man’s made some huge cash,” White mentioned. “If you happen to take a look at Jon Jones’ observe document, present me anyone that has the observe document that this man has and has made the cash that Jon Jones has made. It doesn’t occur.”

Jones positively took exception that that classification, however provided White and the UFC a easy answer they do the truth is view him as an issue baby.

“I don’t even make half of half of what Deontay Wilder makes,” Jones mentioned. “If my popularity causes you to undervalue me this a lot, simply go forward and launch my from my UFC contract all collectively. I’m certain some promoter someplace will likely be more than pleased to choose me up.

“And if I needed to check cash to another person, I might evaluate cash to my brothers. I see firsthand the best way the NFL treats their champion athletes. There’s an enormous distinction. I’ve stored my mouth shut my complete profession.”

Jones’ youthful brother Chandler Jones is at present in the midst of a five-year deal he inked with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017 price $82.5 million.

Whereas he’s not disputing that he makes good cash for his fights, Jones refuses to consider a showdown with Ngannou at heavyweight shouldn’t be price an even bigger payday — even when he says a selected quantity was by no means mentioned.

“Do I make [$5+ million] per battle, sure. Ought to I follow that quantity for my superfights? No,” Jones wrote. “If you happen to don’t agree with me, you simply don’t know enterprise. I definitely didn’t ask for [$30 million], by no means even threw out a quantity.”





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