Jon Jones could have simply relinquished his mild heavyweight title.

The longstanding GOAT contender has been feuding with UFC president Dana White over the previous weeks relating to the potential pay for a superfight with Francis Ngannou. White has stated Jones is demanding Deontay Wilder cash … which sits someplace round $30 million a combat. Jones says he by no means even obtained to some extent the place he might even talk about cash earlier than the UFC shut him down.

Every declaration from White to the press has led to Jones getting increasingly agitated concerning the state of affairs on Twitter, and now he’s claiming he has vacated his title.

“#ESPN Reyes vs Jan For the UFC mild heavyweight championship of the world,” Jones wrote. “As of proper now, I obtained nothing to essentially achieve preventing both of them. Let me know in case you guys need to arrange a day in 2021 for that Izzy combat. Hopefully you guys might be keen to pay by then.”

A fan requested him if he was giving up his title and Jones replied merely “Sure.”

“Bones out, while you see me within the streets simply name me JJ,” he wrote after.

“To the sunshine heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici,” he wrote, which translated is ‘I got here, I noticed, I conquered.”

“Hurting your self greater than you might be hurting the UFC Brother,” a fan wrote.

“I damage myself each time I stroll on the market and take a punch to the pinnacle,” Jones replied. “and Not really feel my pay is value it anymore.”

In fact, Jones wouldn’t be the primary fighter to make threats like this over fighter pay. Conor McGregor’s ‘Thanks for the cheese’ second didn’t final very lengthy, and the 2 sides got here to an eventual settlement. Henry Cejudo, alternatively, performed the retirement card earlier in Could and his resignation was accepted and not using a combat from the UFC, who appear to be in severe penny pinching mode with regards to conserving fighter pay down for the time being.

We’ll have extra as this story develops.