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Francis Ngannou Asked If He’ll Face Jon Jones For Same Amount As Jairzinho Rozenstruik Fight

Francis Ngannou Asked If He’ll Face Jon Jones For Same Amount As Jairzinho Rozenstruik Fight

UFC star Francis Ngannou has sent a clear warning to the UFC that he expects a significant payday should he face Jon Jones in a super-fight.

And Ngannou, who has won his last four fights in the first round, walked away with $260,000 (plus a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus) from the Rozenstruik fight.

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Speaking to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, the 'Predator' couldn't stop laughing at the idea of earning the same amount for the Jones clash as he did for the Rozenstruik fight.

When asked about the possibility of facing Jones for the same amount as Rozenstruik, Ngannou responded: "Oh, no, no. F**k no. F**k no.

"What are you talking about? No, be sure about that -- that's not happened."

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UFC legend Jones, 32, has long teased a potential climb to heavyweight and already outlined plans for how that move could come about.

But the UFC light heavyweight champ has traded blows with Ngannou on social media as the rivalry between the pair has intensified in recent weeks.

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Ngannou has admitted that a clash with Jones would be "huge" and would be a bigger fight than one against UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic.

However, the 'Predator' doesn't believe the UFC is interested in booking the fight at the moment.

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"Maybe they are planning to do that in the future, but it is not the right time," he said.

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"The UFC knows very well about this because they have been talking about this fight for at least a year.

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Francis Ngannou Responds To Jon Jones Over Potential Move Up To Heavyweight Class
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Francis Ngannou Responds To Jon Jones Over Potential Move Up To Heavyweight Class

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"I used to have interviews and fans would always ask me about the Jones fight. I had to deflect the conversation but it always came up.

"I need the rematch against Stipe, I wanna be the heavyweight champ but people mostly asked me about the Jones fight rather than the Stipe fight or the 'DC' fight.

"I think we can all agree that a fight against Jon Jones is huge -- way more than the fight against Stipe."

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Topics: Bones, Jon Jones, UFC News, MMA News, predator, UFC, Francis Ngannou, MMA

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