Francis Ngannou isn’t going to dodge any verbal attacks from Jon Jones.
The UFC heavyweight champion responded to the former UFC light heavyweight champion’s recent barbs on Twitter on Saturday morning.
UFC president Dana White said at UFC 261 that Derrick Lewis would be the next opponent for Ngannou after failing to reach a deal with Jones. But after Jones recently parted ways with his management team, it seems the former champion is trying to create a stir to get the fight he wants.
As far as Ngannou’s claims Jones is a decision fighter, Jones’ last three fights have gone to a decision and his last knockout was against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on Dec. 29, 2018.
Jones, who took time off to gain weight for his move to heavyweight, hasn’t fought in over a year with his last outing a unanimous decision win against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on Feb. 8, 2020.
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Update: Jones isn’t happy being called a “decision fighter.”
You got fighters who have flat out got their ass kicked, been dominated. Mentioning the fact that I’ve had close fights ♂️— BONY (@JonnyBones) May 1, 2021