Dana White Says Jon Jones Wanted “Deontay Wilder” Money To Fight Francis Ngannou, Jones Responds

There was a time when MMA fans thought that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou would meet in a super fight.

Those times are now over and UFC President Dana White claims that Jones wanted “Deontay Wilder” money to face Ngannou.

“It’s fun working out in the gym in the morning seeing tweets from Jon Jones saying I’m lying,” White told MMA Junkie. “We have text messages from Jon Jones. It’s not like I can’t prove what I’m saying is true. We have text messages from him – but I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to put his text messages out in the press. I could do that. If Jon Jones wants to sit down and take a lie detector test about who’s lying and who’s not, we can do that, too. I don’t want to go there with this guy. The guy’s made a lot of money – made a lot of money. If you look at Jon Jones’ track record, show me somebody that has the track record this guy has and has made the money Jon Jones has made. It doesn’t happen. It’s not like I’m out here on some ‘Smash Jon Jones’ crusade. I like Jon. I’m the one saying there is no debate. There’s no argument: He’s the G.O.A.T. No matter what you think of his last two fights, the three people that matter said he won the fight. The guy’s gone undefeated. He’s fought everybody. He’s fought all the best in the world despite what he’s been doing to himself outside of the octagon – going through legal battles, drugs and alcohol. All the things that have gone on with Jon Jones, he is still the world champion. I don’t know what else to say about it.”

Wilder made somewhere between $25 and $30 million when he fought Tyson Fury this past February.

Jones went on Twitter last night, where he disagreed with White’s assessment, claiming that no financial numbers were discussed about the potential super fight.

The only person who has yet to comment on the financial numbers surrounding the super fight is Ngannou.

After White made the above comments, it was Jones who again went on the offensive through Twitter:

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