Dana White Gives Update On UFC Heavyweight Super-Fight Between Jon Jones And Francis Ngannou
Jones and Ngannou have traded verbal jabs on Twitter as they stoke their rivalry ahead of a potential UFC clash at heavyweight.
The UFC light-heavyweight champion threatened to "expose" the No.2 ranked UFC heavyweight in a series of Twitter exchanges.
First you can save the rest of your tongue pictures for your other homies and yes I'm right here, just waking up from watching that Derek Lewis fight again. You ain't scaring nobody, I saw your heart. You're a big old mouse, I'll expose you https://t.co/F6FEcc4mGE
- Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 20, 2020
However, White isn't convinced both men want to fight each other but has left the door open for the heavyweight super-fight.
"Anything's possible. I don't know if those guys really want that fight," the UFC president said when asked about the match-up.
"'Let me tell you this, and I'm not saying this is the case with these two, you see a lot of talk online and whatever it might be. Actually making fights is a whole other ballgame."
Can you even imagine if this went down at heavyweight pic.twitter.com/lK63hqBTti
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 19, 2020
Jones' long-time rival Daniel Cormier praised him for calling out Ngannou and described his ballsy move as "gangster."
"First off, I am quick to insult Jones. I will insult Jones on any day of the week. But, I will also give him credit where credit is due. I believe this Francis Ngannou thing is one of the most gangster things in the world!" He told Ariel Helwani.
"I don't get when people say me or Jon Jones that we are afraid of someone. It is the most insane thing in the world! We are not afraid of anything. I think this Jones thing is cool. He's like, 'Okay, you want to fight" Let's do it!'. That is what any... [true fighter] would do. Hats off to Jones!"
Some of you have been waiting to see me lose for over a decade, now finally you stick me in there with a giant with your mouthwatering. Maybe you'll see what you've been waiting for for years, maybe you won't. The question is how much are you willing to pay to see it? pic.twitter.com/FufJuVCaMI
- Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 18, 2020
Jones hasn't fought since his contentious victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February.
Ngannou, on the other hand, is fresh off destroying Jairzinho Rozenstruik in 20 seconds at UFC 249 and has opened as the favourite against Jones.