Jon Jones reignites war of words with Francis Ngannou as UFC star warns Cameroonian knockout artist to ‘be careful what you wish for’ after heavyweight champion refused to give up hope on dream mega-fight
- Jon Jones has reignited his war of words with UFC rival Francis Ngannou
- The superstar pair have been linked with a dream matchup at heavyweight
- However, UFC chief Dana White has refused to meet Jones’ demands for the fight
- Ngannou recently insisted that he would ‘love’ to fight the ex-205lbs champion
- And Jones has warned the Cameroonian to ‘be careful what you wish for’
Jon Jones has fired a warning at rival Francis Ngannou, telling the UFC heavyweight champion to ‘be careful what you wish for’ after the Cameroonian refused to give up hope on a mega-fight.
The American, 33, has been plotting a run at the heavyweight title since giving up his light heavyweight crown to focus on bulking up for the step up to the bigger division.
When Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic to be crowned heavyweight champion, many expected that the Cameroonian would take on Jones in his first title defence, a matchup that promises to be a huge PPV hit.
Jon Jones has reignited his war of words with Francis Ngannou after firing a warning message
Jones, 33, has not fought since February 2020 and has focused on bulking up for heavyweight
However, UFC fans have been left frustrated after negotiations for a showdown between the two superstars hit a brick wall this year, with Dana White unwilling to meet Jones’ demands for the fight.
White has since suggested that a rematch of Ngannou’s turgid defeat by Derrick Lewis is the ‘right fight to make’, but the champion has recently insisted that he would rather fight ‘Bones’.
‘I want Jon Jones. Oh, definitely,’ Ngannou said to TMZ Sports. ‘I don’t care about what the talks say. I would love that fight. I love that fight.
The American has been linked with a superfight against knockout artist Ngannou this year
Talks have stalled but the heavyweight champion says he would ‘love’ to fight Jones
Jones took to Twitter to warn Ngannou and dismiss the Cameroonian’s status as champion
‘I’m impressed (with Jones), I know he’s very skilled, very talented, but we are both men.’
And Jones has taken to Twitter to warn Ngannou that he is prepared to grant him his wish, before dismissing his status as a UFC champion.
‘Remember you’re not a champ until you defend that title @francisngannou be careful what you wish for’.
Jones’ latest update will give fans hope that the dream fight can be salvaged. The 33-year-old has teamed up with Richard Schaefer as his advisor, a renowned figure that has earned the respect of White.