WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley Weighs In On The Jon Jones And Dana White Disagreement
Jones and UFC president White have butted heads over his alleged demands for a superfight with Francis Ngannou, with both men branding the other a liar.
Speaking to SPORTbible on a conference call, Bellator alumni Lashley gave his thoughts on the current situation and he explained 'some MMA fighters get frustrated' with the topic.
"When you compare boxing to MMA, some of the fighters can get frustrated, somebody like a Jon Jones should be making at least somewhere in the ballpark of other people in combat sports such as boxers.
"I don't know what kind of pay he's making but if he has a problem with it, I think it needs to be addressed.
"I think Dana White should take care of the fighters more because I've heard from so many different fighters that have talked about what they make compared to what the UFC is taking.
"The fighters are putting in the work and putting their asses on the line, their lives on the line getting in that cage and I think they need to be compensated."
Lashley, who will challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at Backlash next Sunday, then went on to say that Jones fighting Ngannou would do 'astronomical numbers' and both men should be 'paid accordingly'.
"If he's looking at that fight and agreeing to sign the paperwork on that fight, that's going to be astronomical numbers and if it is astronomical numbers, he should be paid accordingly.
"That's a huge fight and I think he's putting a lot on the line getting in there and fighting Francis because Francis showed him what he can do and he's gonna be bigger and an extremely dangerous fighter.
"I think it would be an incredible number so pay the man because we want to see the fight!"
White addressed the situation earlier this week and said whatever he chooses in his career is up to him.
Speaking to The Canadian Press, the 50-year-old said: "Jon Jones is one of the greatest to ever do it.
"The decision he wants to make regarding his career is up to him. The reality is that he's made enough money from fighting that he's now in the position to retire and never work again in his life."
Bobby Lashley faces Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at Backlash on Sunday, 14 June at 1am on the WWE Network.
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