Jon Jones offers positive update on Francis Ngannou fight

Jon Jones has provided a positive update on a potential fight against Francis Ngannou.

Ever since Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic to become UFC heavyweight champion, fans have been questioning when ‘The Predator’ will defend his newly won belt against Jones. The former light heavyweight king made it clear last year that he’d be vacating the 205-pound title in favour of a shift up to heavyweight.

Alas, as many of us now know, talks between Jones and the UFC have hit several stumbling blocks over the issue of his pay.

Whilst it seems as if Jon is going to stand firm, a recent interview he did with Fight Hype implies that he does believe the fight will happen eventually.

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“I think it’s going to happen, I think the UFC eventually will do the right thing. I think this is one of the greatest fights of our generation,” Jones said “It would be really sad if it weren’t to happen and I believe it will. It would be a real tragedy, it will happen all in good time. We are patient and like I said, just doing what we can do and control what we can control.”

“There’s no backup plan. Whether I’m fighting Francis for the title or Derrick Lewis for the title, whether I’m Francis’ third, fourth title defense, it won’t really matter to me,” Jones said. “My goal is to be the heavyweight champion and the opponent really won’t matter, the month won’t matter, we are just getting ready, and the good will prevail.”

It goes without saying that this fight would be absolutely huge for mixed martial arts.

However, there’s also an increasingly decent chance Derrick Lewis will get the first shot before Jones – which could throw a huge spanner in the works if he can cause the upset.

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