While their relationship isn’t very good at the moment, one thing White believes is that he’ll figure it out with the champ.
“You’re not always going to agree on everything,” White said on Eddie Hearn’s Talk the Talk podcast (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “Jon Jones and I do not agree on something right now. We’re having a disagreement, but Jon Jones is a partner in this business. Conor McGregor is a partner in this business. The list goes on and on. When you get to that level, when you become a star or a world champion like these guys are, they’re a partner. We don’t agree right now on things, and we’re going to fight and we say things, the thing that’s going on in public, and eventually you get to a point where you get tired of fighting and you figure it out. It’s like any other relationship.”
Jones has challenged White to release the text messages they sent to each other, while White has challenged Jones to take a lie detector test.
White says Jones does bring something different to the table, much like many other past UFC stars.
“The way that it works in the UFC, these guys that become these big stars, become partners,” White said. “They become partners in the pay-per-view and selling the pay-per-view. That’s how we all make money. But every one of those guys that you mentioned from the Chuck Liddells to the Anderson Silvas to the Georges St-Pierres to the Jon Joneses, Ronda Rousey, they all brought something different to the table.”