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Jon Jones And Francis Ngannou Release Statements After Negotiations With UFC For Super-Fight

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Jon Jones And Francis Ngannou Release Statements After Negotiations With UFC For Super-Fight

Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou have both released statements on social media after failed negotiations with the UFC for a heavyweight super-fight.

A monstrous UFC clash between Jones and Ngannou had been mooted following their verbal jabs on social media.

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Image: PA

But it appears the bout is dead in the waters after talks broke down regarding a UFC fight.

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The UFC light-heavyweight champion took to Twitter to reveal that he had entered negotiations with the UFC about a fight with Ngannou before claiming the promotion was "unwilling" to pay him more money to move up in weight.

"Currently in negotiation with @UFC as we speak," Jones tweeted.

He then posted a series of tweets, venting out his frustration with the UFC.

"Before even discussing numbers, the UFC was unwilling to pay more for the Francis super fight / for me to move to heavyweight. Said I could possibly earn more in pay-per-view buys.

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"It's been fun you guys, maybe I'll see you all in a year or two.

"Maybe when they're ready to do better business I'll come back, until then health fitness and family.

"I should've worded that differently, I actually think these guys do great business. Right now things just aren't where I want them to be.

"Red panty night for the light heavyweight division."

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After some time to process the situation, Jones wrote: "I've had some time to think about it and Im a lot less emotional. Just sad that the ufc doesn't see my value against the scariest HW in the world. Jan I guess you're next in line #badbusiness #shocked."

Ngannou also took to social media to update his fans about a heavyweight meeting with Jones.

"In my opinion, the @ufc aren't willing to make this Jon fight happens or at least for what it worth," he wrote on Twitter.

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"2) No title fight, no super fight, who knows when going to be my next fight. Hope it's not in another 11 months or so. #ThisIsSucks."

Jones hasn't fought since his controversial victory over Dominick Reyes in February at UFC 247.

Ngannou, on the other hand, is fresh off destroying Jairzinho Rozenstruik in 20-seconds at UFC 249.

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A match-up between the two UFC stars appears unlikely for the time being unless they can strike a deal with Dana White.

Topics: Jon Jones, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Francis Ngannou, MMA, Dana White

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