Francis Ngannou has hinted at when he will probably be defending his UFC heavyweight belt for the primary time.
‘The Predator’ lastly reached his purpose of turning into the burden class champion after beating Stipe Miocic with a second-round knockout at UFC 260 final weekend.
The two had beforehand met at UFC 220, however on that event, Miocic managed to defend his belt for the third time in his profession. A trilogy struggle appears unlikely.
UFC president Dana White claimed that Jones would struggle the winner of UFC 260 and make his debut in his new weight class preventing for the championship.
Speaking as the brand new UFC Heavyweight Champion at ESPN’s First Take, Francis Ngannou shared two potential dates the place he could be accessible to struggle Jones.
“The Jon Jones fight is a very interesting fight. I have been calling that out for quite a while. I am very interested in it, and I am ready for that fight. As I said, I am ready for that fight whenever it is. I am ready by July or August,” stated Francis Ngannou.
However, proper after crowning Ngannou as the brand new Heavyweight Champion, the UFC boss advised that Derrick Lewis might be the primary to problem The Predator as a substitute of Jones.
If what White advised materializes, it might be the second time Lewis and Ngannou would face one another contained in the octagon. The Predator suffered the second lack of his profession in opposition to the American at UFC 226.
Jon Jones desires more cash to struggle Francis Ngannou
The solely factor on the way in which proper now for the Heavyweight tremendous struggle to occur is Jon Jones asking for more cash, a want which the promotion is outwardly resisting to concede.
In a latest Twitter rant, ‘Bones’ blasted Dana White for suggesting he was afraid to face Francis Ngannou for the UFC Heavyweight title.
Jones claimed that the one purpose he disagreed with performing within the struggle was that he thought he deserved a greater paycheck.
“I’ve been talking about getting paid more for over a year now, has nothing to do with France is winning the belt. I fear no man, i’ve been beating up on heavy weight since I was a skinny kid. Gain all this size and strength just to suddenly be afraid? Sure let’s switch narrative,” stated Jon Jones.
After a decade of dominance within the UFC Light Heavyweight division, Jones determined to maneuver up and enterprise himself into the promotion’s heaviest weight class.