There are some huge fights to be made in UFC in the near future. But none can be bigger than the potential heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones.
Francis Ngannou has destroyed the heavyweight division, winning the heavyweight title in the process. He dominated the greatest heavyweight of all time, Stipe Miocic. And we are at a point where there is the possibility that Francis Ngannou will remain unbeaten for a long time.
However, arguably the greatest fighter to ever grace the octagon, Jon Jones will disagree with that notion. The former light heavyweight champion is eager to make his heavyweight debut and take on the toughest challenge in the division at the moment.
Though the negotiation issue between UFC and Jon Jones is causing a delay for this super fight to happen the fans can expect this fight to take place sooner or later. And Jon Jones seems fired up for this challenge as he had some warrings for Ngannou in his recent tweets.
Jones tweeted: “Ran through the light heavyweight division on talent, about to run through the heavyweight division like dominos off pure hard work. Motivate me more Francis Ngannou.”
Francis Ngannou is in Cameroon right now where he is considered a Hero for bringing fame and the prestigious UFC heavyweight title to Cameroon. He received a hearty welcome from his fans when he went back home with the UFC title. Jon Jones reacted to Ngannou’s Hero welcome and said:
“The greatest title in the world is coming back to the greatest country in the world. If you think you are going to run through America, you are wrong.”
How does Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou play out?
Jones is considered the GOAT for a reason. He has never been defeated inside the octagon despite a few close fights. He is levels above Francis Ngannou when it comes to skillsets and fight IQ. However, Ngannou has the greatest equalizer and it’s his power.
But, it’s hard to say how this fight is going to play out. We might witness Ngannou knocking out Jon Jones early in the fight. And we may witness Jon Jones shock the world and just dominate Ngannou on the ground after surviving the early storm. And it’s this anticipation that makes this fight so exciting.
Francis Ngannou will defend his title against Derrick Lewis next. But, if Ngannou gets the job done against Lewis then we might finally see Jones take on Ngannou on his heavyweight debut.