The confrontation between UFC president Dana White and GOAT contender Jon Jones continues, and it doesn’t appear to be will probably be settled any time quickly.

It began with a variety of pleasure concerning the potential for a Jones vs. Francis Ngannou superfight at heavyweight, a combat that was shortly shot down by White. Why? In response to Dana, “Bones” needed ‘Deontay Wilder cash.’ In response to Jones, the UFC didn’t even get to some extent the place he may ask for Wilder cash earlier than telling him to pound sand. Now the 2 are going backwards and forwards calling one another liars and claiming there are textual content messages that show every little thing … textual content messages that aren’t going to be popping out any time quickly.

“What do you do? Who do you consider? It’s as much as you guys,” White mentioned on the UFC: Woodley vs. Burns post-fight press convention. “The f**okay would I lie for? What would I achieve in mendacity about it? Why would I lie?”

To cowl up the truth that you’re refusing to even talk about pay with any of your largest stars by portray them to be the grasping and unreasonable assholes in these negotiations?

“It doesn’t matter. Clearly he’s fired up proper now. And he had an excellent speak yesterday with Hunter [Campbell], my lawyer, who is absolutely near Jon Jones and likes him. And so they have a great relationship they usually had a chat yesterday, however it’s what it’s. I actually don’t care. I may care much less, to be trustworthy with you. They’d a great speak yesterday.”

“These guys are tight. Jon Jones and I’ve at all times had this, ? I’m at all times taking a look at what Jon Jones may have been. He may have been the LeBron of this sport, he may have actually been that large. The stuff that he’s been by, to principally present up and demand $15 million {dollars}, or $20 million {dollars}, or $30 million {dollars}, it’s loopy. So he can do no matter he desires to do. He can sit out, he can combat, he can no matter. You guys know the way this works, you know the way I’m. Jon Jones can say no matter he desires publicly, it’s his God given proper right here in America, he can say no matter he desires. And when he’s prepared to return again and combat, he can.”

The unstated half right here: on the present $three to $5 million a combat he’s at the moment estimated as incomes per combat. And it’s humorous, Jones has mentioned no drawback, he’ll do this. He’ll simply face Jan Blachowicz, the subsequent contender at gentle heavyweight. Fundamental pay deserves a fundamental combat, so far as he’s involved. Rematches with Thiago Silva or Dominick Reyes or Francis Ngannou would require renegotiation, and the UFC has made it clear they’re not .

“Being the best of all time doesn’t imply you get $30 million {dollars},” White mentioned. “It’s with the ability to promote. Jon Jones has finished a variety of issues to himself. In certainly one of his tweets he was saying I tarnished his — I tarnished you? You’ve finished an excellent job of tarnishing you. I haven’t finished that. Hunter instructed him, ‘You’ll be able to are available right here and stroll by the numbers, I’ll stroll you thru all of the numbers.’ And he mentioned ‘I don’t give a f**okay what the numbers are. I would like what I would like and that’s it.’”

“That’s not how life works. Why don’t you fly again to your bosses ‘I don’t give a f**okay what this firm makes, that is what I would like and also you’re going to provide it to me.’ See how that f**king works out for you.”

Jones’ response implies he’s bored with the UFC being his boss:

What do you suppose, Maniacs? Will Jones stroll away, or will we get an thrilling title protection vs. Jan Blachowicz within the coming months?