Jon Jones has been in negotiations with the UFC for some time now, and although they seem unsuccessful at this time, he is still looking for a fight on social media. Jones has made the decision to move up to heavyweight and wants to fight for a title. He was vocal about wanting the winner for Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou leading up to that fight at UFC 260. Now that Ngannou is the champion, Jones is focusing more on compensation than the fight itself.
Jones has recently left his longtime management company essentially due to these fail negotiations. Although He seems to be in limbo, and with Nagnnou seemingly matched up with Derrick Lewis, Jones has taken to attacking Ngannou on social media.
Pray you knock me out because if you don’t I’m going to break you, and that’s a promise @francis_ngannou
— BONY (@JonnyBones) May 1, 2021
Jon Jones was relentless in his verbal assault on Francis Ngannou, saying that he would bring the title back to the United States and calling him a one-trick pony. Jones is well known for going after his opponents and potential opponents on social media, most of the time he has the skills to back it up, but this feud with Ngannou may never actually see the inside of the Octagon.
Ngannou seems to have his next opponent in Derrick Lewis according to Dana White. If we see Lewis defeat Ngannou again as he did in their first meeting, then Jones will be more than likely pitted up against Lewis. If Ngannou wins the delay could continue. Jones has been accused of running from the Ngannou matchup due to fear. He has shut down these accusations, but the only way to know for sure is if the UFC gives him the price he wants and the date is set to see who will be king at heavyweight.
In the meantime, we can expect more Twitter call-outs and posts from Jones on his journey to heavyweight physic. Ngannou will continue to celebrate his newfound championship and get ready for the next challenger. Jones is not an immediate threat to him, but it may be one that is necessary to gain the respect he wants at heavyweight.