UFC mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones refuses to remain quiet.
On Monday, Jones as soon as once more took to Twitter to talk out on his discontent along with his compensation from the UFC. Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) is among the firm’s greatest stars and has held the sunshine heavyweight title for the higher a part of the final decade.
For weeks, Jones has been outspoken in regards to the UFC not paying him what’s proper for his companies. The difficulty flared up when he requested for more cash to maneuver as much as heavyweight to tackle high contender Francis Ngannou, a request UFC president Dana White shut down.
In his newest rant, Jones mentioned he seems like a idiot fascinated by how he was ripped off early in his profession whereas he established his dominant run as champion by taking out a number of the greatest names within the sport’s historical past.
“Once I was in my prime, the UFC’s method of not paying me was telling me I wasn’t a star,” Jones wrote. “Had me grateful for a brand new automotive in the meantime making tens of thousands and thousands with out my realizing.
“(UFC) impressed a younger child with a Bentley to battle Lyoto Machida whereas they collected thousands and thousands.”
At the same time as Jones seemed on the previous, he made it clear he’s solely in search of issues to alter now and transferring ahead along with his profession.
“I’m not even asking for backpay for ripping me off all through my complete 20’s, simply (need) to be handled truthful transferring ahead,” Jones wrote. “Recommendation (to) you younger fighters: In case you’re scorching proper now, receives a commission. As a lot because the UFC is constructing your model, you might be constructing (theirs). In case you suppose your greatest paydays will come after being with the corporate for some time, you might be mistaken.”
“I fought mega battle after mega battle all through my early 20s for below 2 million a battle,” Jones continued, clarifying that some paydays eclipsed $2 million. “Who is aware of what I’m truly owed, makes me really feel like a idiot even fascinated by it.”
Jones isn’t the one fighter who has been outspoken in regards to the UFC’s pay construction and its income share with fighters. Jorge Masvidal, who shares a administration staff with Jones in First Spherical Administration, additionally has shared comparable sentiments just lately.
UFC president Dana White has publicly responded to Jones and Masvidal, telling them they’re free to battle or not, and that they’ve an present contract in place. White additionally has mentioned the timing is mistaken to even ask for more cash, citing promotion’s lack of income generated by reside gates through the coronavirus pandemic. That cash, nevertheless, isn’t cut up with the fighters.
Jones final fought in February when he defended his title in opposition to Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. Jones just lately mentioned he would vacate his belt if not pretty compensated. The UFC has but to make an official resolution relating to the standing of Jones’ title.
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