After his spectacular knockout victory over Stipe Miocic in the second one spherical of UFC 260, Francis Ngannou used to be topped the brand new heavyweight champion on Saturday night time in Las Vegas.
What’s subsequent for Ngannou? A imaginable date within the octagon with UFC nice Jon Jones.
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Ngannou, who’s on a five-fight profitable streak, addressed what may well be some of the greatest fights within the historical past of the game all over his post-fight press convention. He mentioned that it “makes probably the most sense for me.”
“Personally, Jon Jones is the best of all time in blended martial arts,” Ngannou mentioned by the use of ESPN.com. “Him shifting up goes to be a problem I will be able to take. It’s going to be an excellent problem. … However this time I’m the champ, he’s bobbing up and on the lookout for me. I’m able any time quickly.”
Jones, who ultimate fought in February of 2020, will want to make his debut as a heavyweight so as to combat Ngannou, after spending all of his profession within the gentle heavyweight department.
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After Ngannou pulled out the implausible knockout win over Miocic, Jones took his ideas to Twitter, addressing the rumors that he might meet “The Predator” within the octagon subsequent.
Jones to start with tweeted, “Let’s play child” after the combat. However he straight away deleted it and changed it via pronouncing, “Display me the cash.”
After UFC president Dana White mentioned Derrick Lewis can be a imaginable contender to stand Ngannou subsequent, he added that the ball is in Jones’ court docket if he needs to combat him. White mentioned previous this 12 months that Jones will take at the winner of the Miocic-Ngannou combat.
“If I am Jon Jones and I am house gazing this combat, I get started considering of shifting to [middleweight],” White mentioned when listening to of Jones’ tweet. “What is ‘display me the cash’ imply? You’ll be able to say you wish to have to combat anyone – however do you truly need to?”
Jones fired again at White on Twitter after listening to what he needed to say.
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“I hand over the sunshine heavyweight department, actually won an enormous quantity of weight. And now persons are pronouncing I am afraid?” Jones tweeted. “Everybody however me claiming that I am afraid. All I requested used to be to receives a commission.”
Jones persisted his rant on Twitter into early Sunday morning.
A possible Ngannou-Jones combat is definitely price tracking on the subsequent large UFC tournament.