UFC star Jon Jones has been eyeing to put hands on Francis Ngannou’s UFC Heavyweight Championship. Previously he had revealed that he felt undervalued and simply wanted to be paid better.
Dana White compares Jon Jones with Brock Lesnar
It was announced that he will not be facing Ngannou anytime soon as Ngannou will be facing Derrick Lewis this Summer.
UFC President Dana White recently spoke to Yahoo’s Kevin Iole and stated that he isn’t sure if Jon Jones even wants to fight anymore. Big E Missed Smackdown For Surprising Reason. He also dropped the bombshell that Brock wanted to a fight an MMA legend.
White recalled the Lesnar and Fedor Emelianenko failed superfight which could have taken place in 2002 but didn’t work. But that is not the case of Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou.
White would then compare Jones to Brock Lesnar and stated that Jones simply lacks the drive and competitive fire that Lesnar had.
“You know, Jon Jones is a different animal. Listen, if I came to a deal with Brock Lesnar and Fedor [Emelianenko], at the time both these guys wanted to fight each other, they wanted to go out and compete…, that’s not Jon.”
Jon is just, you know, Jon is one of those guys who could have had blown this sport open. He could have had a Nike deal where he had shoes with Nike for the next 25, 30 years after he retired, and stuff like that.”
Jon Jones has also made clear that he is fine waiting another year until he gets to compete in the Octagon again.