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Dana White Gives Update On UFC Heavyweight Super-Fight Between Jon Jones And Francis Ngannou

Dana White Gives Update On UFC Heavyweight Super-Fight Between Jon Jones And Francis Ngannou

Dana White says "anything's possible" in terms of making Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou, but doubts 'Bones' actually wants to move up to heavyweight.

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.

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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."

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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!"

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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.

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

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.