Following a verbal feud with UFC president Dana White, gentle heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones mentioned on Sunday that he plans to revoke his title.
On Might 21, Jones tweeted that he was being denied elevated compensation for a potential heavyweight battle with Francis Ngannou. White and Jones have since exchanged phrases, with the UFC president responding to feedback from Jones stating that his status is being tarnished.
“He can do no matter he desires,” White mentioned after Saturday evening’s UFC occasion. “He desires to sit down out, battle, he can do no matter. He can say no matter he desires publicly. It is his God-given proper in America. He can say no matter he desires. When he is prepared to come back again, he can. In one in all his tweets, he mentioned I tarnished his title. I tarnished you? You’ve got finished an excellent job of tarnishing you.”
Amongst a wide range of costs throughout his UFC profession, Jones most not too long ago pled responsible to a second drunken driving offense in New Mexico in March.
Following White’s feedback, Jones took to Twitter early Sunday morning and instructed White to “put your cash the place your mouth is and launch me from that contract.” Beforehand on Friday, he continued his compensation disputes.
“Do not be a f—ing liar,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “My status has already [taken] sufficient hits. I do not want this bulls— Dana. I by no means requested for [Deontay Wilder] numbers. And the way about since [Wilder] is making $30 million, we accept half of that. Because you mentioned I am the [greatest of all time] and the whole lot.”
White ensured on Saturday that he desires Jones to proceed to compete in UFC, however beneath correct fee. In response, Jones has mentioned he “merely requested for a Tremendous battle and requested to be compensated for it.”
“Being the best of all time doesn’t suggest you get $30 million. It is with the ability to promote,” White mentioned. “[Jones] mentioned, ‘I do not give a f— what the numbers are. I need what I need.’ That is not how life works.”
Jones tweeted on Sunday afternoon that he has “nothing to essentially acquire” from defending his UFC gentle heavyweight championship in opposition to the competitors presently being offered. He added, “To the sunshine heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici.”
“Bones out, while you see me within the streets simply name me JJ,” Jones wrote on Twitter.
Jones (26-1-0) has been thought to be the biggest MMA fighter of all time by White. He final participated in a bout on Feb. eight at UFC 247 when he defended his gentle heavyweight title with a unanimous determination win over Dominick Reyes.