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Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou's rivalry has taken another step with the light heavyweight champion claiming he would 'literally tear the heavyweight apart.'
Few could argue with Jones being one of, if not the, best pound-for-pound UFC fighter of all time and the light heavyweight champ is quickly running out of contenders for his title.
That has led to suggestions 'Bones' could be ready to go up in weight to the heavyweight division and he's recently started a rivalry with Ngannou over social media.
On Friday the heavyweight took to Instagram to post a picture of Jones being hit with the caption, "Everybody do have punching power my friend. But not my power. I hit you like this, you won't keep going."
Bones has since commented on the post, saying that everyone's had the same plan as the Cameroonian but everyone fails.
Ngannou is fresh off beating Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 last week and has now won his past four fights following the back-to-back losses against Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis in 2018.
The 33-year-old has worked his way back into the title picture but Miocic is refusing to fight during the Covid-19 pandemic, concentrating on his volunteer work with the fire services instead, which is holding up the possibility of a trilogy against Daniel Cormier.
Jones domination of the light heavyweight division has led to some suggestions that he is unmotivated and that's why he has struggled in his past two wins against Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes, with the latter ending in a controversial unanimous decision.
The 32-year-old, whose only loss came via disqualification in 2009, has also traded blows with Israel Adesanya on social media, meaning his two biggest rivalries right now would either need his opponent to move up in weight or for him to make the jump.
Will Ngannou and Jones fight or will 'Bones' stay at light heavyweight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.