Jon Jones didn’t want lengthy to reply to Dana White’s feedback at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 post-fight press convention.
The general public spat between UFC mild heavyweight champ Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) and firm president White has dominated headlines in current days. All of it stemmed from “Bones,” based on White, pushing for an even bigger payday to maneuver to heavyweight for a possible showdown with Francis Ngannou, which White has swatted away.
It’s rapidly advanced right into a extra private feud, although. Jones labeled White a “(expletive) liar,” and inspired him to launch textual content messages through which he allegedly requested a payday within the realm of $30 million. He additionally dared the corporate to launch him.
White defined following the UFC’s newest occasion in Las Vegas that Jones hadn’t made himself worthy of that sort of cash, and argued that Jones’ historical past of outside-the-cage points has held him again from incomes extra important paydays.
Jones didn’t take kindly to White’s remark saying, “I tarnished you? You’ve accomplished an excellent job of tarnishing you.” Jones fired again on social media (by way of Twitter):
The reporter requested Dana to indicate the textual content messages as a substitute he provides a 55 second response speaking about why would I lie 🤷🏾♂️
At no level did I ever demand something from you Dana, I merely requested for a Tremendous struggle and requested to be compensated for it. You’re the one who began speaking negotiations publicly and exhibiting the world how a lot you’ve been withholding out of your athletes this complete time
Hunter and I had a really respectful dialog, I like the way you’re attempting to color this image of me being some indignant man disrespectfully demanding cash. After which mentioning my out of the cage affairs to justify underneath paying me by tens of thousands and thousands for years
Jones capped off by doubling down on his request to be let go, and mentioned he may make considerably extra in a transfer to boxing if he was freed of any obligation to the UFC (by way of Twitter):
You’re speaking all that huge man stuff about not caring, put your cash the place your mouth is and launch me from that contract
I’d most likely make extra in my first boxing match than my subsequent three UFC fights mixed. There’s actual property, performing, simply kicking it and being a dad. Nobody must put up with Dana‘s lies