It seems like Jon Bones Jones is opting to drop his 205 lb championship. The current reigning light-heavyweight champion has been quite active on Twitter in the last few days. Rampant back and forth volleys have been levied between Dana White and Jon Jones. Online, at press functions, etc. Many topics have been discussed involving fair pay in MMA. Jones was recently denied a larger payday for a heavyweight foray to fight Francis Ngannou. Within the last hour, he has dropped some serious bombshells.
Jon Jones initially tweeted the following: ” #ESPN Reyes vs Jan For the UFC light heavyweight championship of the world. As of right now, I got nothing to really gain fighting either of them. Let me know if you guys want to set up a day in 2021 for that Izzy fight. Hopefully, you guys will be willing to pay by then.”.
Through Jones’ recent Twitter venting, he has been quite interactive with fans. The following exchange took place and could stand to shake up not just the light-heavyweight division but the sport of MMA at large. This is where the phrase “Jon Jones Revokes Title” enters the picture.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020
The idea of Jones having the belt taken from him via outside of the cage circumstances has been discussed for most of 2020. The consensus GOAT of MMA then followed this up with a pair of tweets stating: “Bones out, when you see me in the streets just call me JJ 🤙🏾” and “To the light heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici”.
The controversial champion would eventually respond to a tweet directed at him which read: “Hurting yourself more than you are hurting the UFC Brother.”. Jon Jones’ retweet was: “I hurt myself every time I walk out there and take a punch to the head and Not feel my pay is worth it anymore.”. For those doubting the seriousness of this title vacating gesture, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani took to Twitter to post this:
Jon Jones tweeted earlier that he is vacating his 205-pound title. I’m told he is serious about this and ready to stick to his guns. Now, can this evolve at any moment and change after a phone call or two? Believe so. But as of right now that is his real stance, sources say.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 31, 2020
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