‘Taking the number 1 pound-for-pound guy out will be great in the resume’ – Francis Ngannou on facing Jon Jones next
Jon Jones is currently involved in a Twitter tussle with the UFC and Dana White.
Francis Ngannou put the kibosh on Stipe Miocic’s run as the heavyweight champion in the main event of UFC 260. The French-Cameroonian devastated Stipe with a nasty short left hook that knocked the lights out on him. With that KO, Francis seized the long-eluding heavyweight championship belt. However; no sooner did he beat Stipe, than talks of a matchup against heavyweight newcomer Jon Jones began.
More recently, Jon Jones has found himself in a Twitter war with UFC President Dana White (although, it is only Jon who has been Tweeting mentioning Dana, and not the converse), after the UFC President jokingly asked Jon Jones to get back to the light-heavyweight division in the wake of Francis Ngannou’s scary knockout.
Ngannou, OTOH, sat down with Ariel Helwani of ESPN MMA, as he discussed who he would like to fight next. And, while doing so, the Jon Jones situation popped up. Speaking of it, Francis said, he would definitely like to face Jon Jones next if the coast is clear.
‘Just take the best heavyweight of all time out‘ – Francis Ngannou
“If it was up to me? Yes, Jon Jones is a good one!” Francis said.”Just take the best heavyweight of all time out. Then take the number one pound-for-pound guy out. It will be great, in the resume. It will look good.“
Jon Jones is the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, despite having not fought for more than a year. There was a similar situation Jon Jones had last year, as well. He threatened to leave the UFC, because he wasn’t given Deontay Wilder level money (According to Dana White); and this year he has been doing the same.
However, Francis doesn’t care about all that, all he cares about is getting his first title-defense done successfully. Who do you think Francis will face next?