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Jon Jones Revokes Light-Heavyweight Title

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.

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 Revokes Title

What are your thoughts on Jon Jones’ latest Twitter firestorm?

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Dylan Bowker
I've been enamored with combat sports for as long as I can remember. I've hosted MMA talk shows Lights Out and Pure Fight Radio with featured guests like Jens Pulver, Roy Nelson, Miesha Tate, Mark Coleman, and more. I've been an MMA broadcaster for XFFC as well as BTC and have done play by play commentary on live pay per view on GFL as well as FITE TV. I've provided written, audio, and video content covering some of the biggest MMA promotions like Rumble in the Cage, Unified MMA, and King of the Cage. I've worked as a sports entertainment personality for over five years and given play-by-play or featured promotions of KSW, ONE Championship, TKO, and Invicta FC. My work can be found in the USA Today Sports affiliate MMA Torch, Cageside Press, MMA Sucka, and Liberty Multimedia.