Dana White believes Jon Jones would finish Francis Ngannou just like he did Ciryl Gane
UFC president Dana White believes that UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones would finish Francis Ngannou just like he did Ciryl Gane.
Jones returned to the Octagon after a three-year layoff earlier this month at UFC 285 and he submitted Gane to win the vacant UFC heavyweight title. Of course, Ngannou was the champion before relinquishing his belt and becoming a free agent instead. The UFC tried to book a fight between Jones and Ngannou, but the promotion was not able to get the fight done.
Although many fans still want to see Jones fight Ngannou, it won’t happen since “The Predator” is no longer on the UFC radar. But even if the UFC was able to get Ngannou back and have him fight Jones, the fight would go similarly to how the Gane fight did, according to White.
Speaking to TMZ Sports in a recent interview, White explained why he believes Jones would beat Ngannou just as quickly as he did Gane.
“I’m not interested (in that fight). I tried making that fight for two years. He didn’t want the fight. Do you know what I mean? He didn’t want the fight. He left here without even having another deal in place. And I know how the boxing world is. It’s crazy. But Francis didn’t want to do it,” White said (via MMAjunkie.com). “I tried to make that fight for two years, and let me tell you what. I think a lot of other people feel this way. I think that’s exactly the way the fight would’ve gone if (Ngannou) was in there, too. Him and Ciryl had a five-round war (at UFC 270 in January 2022). If Ciryl doesn’t go for that submission, Ciryl probably wins that fight at the end of the fifth round there.”
Do you agree with Dana White that Jon Jones would finish Francis Ngannou in the same fashion that he beat Ciryl Gane?
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