Jon Jones says he’s ‘revoking’ UFC light heavyweight title

first_img“Being the greatest of all time doesn’t mean you get $30 million. Being able to sell does. Jon Jones has done a lot of things to himself. In one of his tweets, he was saying I tarnished him. I tarnished you? You’ve done a very good job of tarnishing you. I haven’t done that.”White added: “Hunter told him, ‘You can come in and walk through the numbers. I’ll walk you through the numbers.’ And he says, ‘I don’t give a f— what the numbers are. I want what I want, and that’s it.’ That’s not how life works.”Sporting News’ Tom Gatto contributed to this report. Yes— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020Bones out, when you see me in the streets just call me JJ 🤙🏾— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020To the light heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020His comments followed his latest plea to White to release him from his contract, after the UFC boss hit back at the champion over supposed contract demands.White suggested Jones asked for $30 million for a “superfight” with Francis Ngannou, matching a figure heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder reportedly received for his last fight with Tyson Fury. Jones denied making such demands, but White told reporters in Las Vegas he would have no reason to lie.Yet Jones later took to social media to fire back at White, urging him to put his money where his mouth is.The reporter asked Dana to show the text messages instead he gives a 55 second response talking about why would I lie 🤷🏾‍♂️— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020At no point did I ever demand anything from you Dana, I simply asked for a Super fight and asked to be compensated for it. You are the one who started talking negotiations publicly and showing the world how much you’ve been withholding from your athletes this whole time— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020Hunter and I had a very respectful conversation, I love how you’re trying to paint this picture of me being some angry guy disrespectfully demanding money. And then bringing up my out of the cage affairs to justify under paying me by tens of millions for years— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020You’re talking all that big guy stuff about not caring, put your money where your mouth is and release me from that contract— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020White earlier cut a frustrated figure after he was again asked about Jones.”[Jones] had a great talk yesterday with Hunter, my lawyer, who’s really close to Jon Jones and likes him. They have a good relationship. They had a good talk yesterday” White said Saturday night. “It is what it is. I really don’t care. I couldn’t care less, to be honest with you.”He can do whatever he wants to do. He can sit out. He can fight. He can do whatever. Jon Jones said Sunday he will “revoke” his UFC light heavyweight championship, in another escalation of his feud with UFC president Dana White.Jones posted tweets Sunday indicating that he was done as a titleholder and, perhaps, as a UFC fighter. last_img

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