Jon Jones Shuts Down Heavyweight Debut Against Top Star In Scathing Deleted Tweets
Jon Jones has furiously hit back at UFC president Dana White suggesting he could fight Stipe Miocic - in a string of now-deleted tweets.
Jones is yet to make his debut at heavyweight and negotiations to fight current champion Francis Ngannou are at an impasse.
White suggested earlier this week that 'Bones' could make his heavyweight bow against former champ Miocic.
'Bones' must've received word however and shot the idea down in a furious Twitter rant.
Jon Jones doesn't like Dana White's idea of a Stipe Miocic fight. :eyes:
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He begun per MMA Junkie: "Don't get excited people, I'm not fighting Stipe.
"I'm not here to fight Stipe but I will defend my belt against him no problem. I'm looking for the biggest draw and I'm willing to wait. 33 years old in better athlete right now than I've ever been before.. im just going to keep training my ass off
"I'm sick of hearing the same s**t, you're not a big enough star, you don't bring in enough paper view. I'm ready to fight fights that will bring in the pay-per-view. The world wants to see some black on black crime right now and I'm ready to give it to them."
The 33-year-old was in line for a shot at champion Ngannou after he defeated Miocic at UFC 260 in March.
But he butted heads with White over pay and the UFC chief claims Jones wanted $30 million, something the former light heavyweight champ denies.
"Whether Jon has a manager or not, Jon is going to do what Jon wants to do," White told TSN's Aaron Bronsteter per talkSPORT on Monday.
"So it's probably something that Jon Jones needs to workout with, you know I know that him and Hunter [Campbell] have a good relationship.
"So I think those guys are going to get together soon and talk."
He added: "Listen, you look as the last however many years and people ask me who I think the best ever is and I say Jon Jones.
"You know, Jon Jones is a massive part of the history of this company.
"He's one of the best ever. No matter where you stand, whether you think it is him, Anderson [Silva], Khabib [Nurmagomedov], GSP [Georges St-Pierre], wherever you stand on that, he's one of the best of all-time.
"Obviously there is still some big fights that can be made with him and we would love to do it. You know, it's not like we can't get something done over here."
Ngannou's next opponent for the title is likely to be Derrick Lewis.
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