After years of speculation, the fans might finally see Jon Jones move up to the heavyweight division. And the man in front of him will the scariest knockout artist of all time, Francis Ngannou. The only thing that comes in between this mega matchup is the ongoing negotiation battle between Jon Jones and Dana White.
However, it’s very likely that Dana White and Jon Jones will find a middle ground to make this fight happen. But the negotiation is not the only problem for Jon Here. At the end of the day, he will have to fight the heavyweight champion of the world who can finish the fight in seconds.
The majority of the fans believe that Jon Jones will lose to Francis Ngannou on his heavyweight debut. For the first time in years, Jones will be an underdog going into a fight. However, the former UFC light heavyweight title contender, Anthony Johnson believes Jon Jones beats Francis Ngannou.
Jon Jones has all the tools to beat Francis Ngannou
Anthony Johnson, who was scheduled to fight Jon Jones at a time, believes that Jones has too many weapons in his arsenal. And he claimed that Jones can secure a win via decision if not a finish. Johnson stated:
“Jon has got too many tools. Jon has too many tools. Of course, the haters come in there and they bring up all the BS. But I think Jon just got too many weapons. His team, his IQ is up there. Everybody is so hung up on just knockout by Francis which I get. But there is still more to it than just a knockout. You can be a knockout artist and get beat up. Like DC was not a knockout artist but he beat me up. You don’t have to knock everybody out to be great. Jon has all the tools to beat Francis. I won’t say he will finish him. But he will beat Francis. If Francis gets that one it can be a short night for Jon.”
Anthony Johnson urged the fans the respect what Jon has done in the sport instead of criticizing him for his controversial life outside the octagon.
“Jon has fought the who is who of MMA but he is making them look easy because of his school. I wish people would stop discrediting the man.”
Anthony Johnson is currently in Bellator and he takes on Yoel Romero on his debut. Johnson retired from MMA after his second loss to Daniel Cormier in UFC. But after a 4 year-long hiatus Johnson is finally making a MMA return against an unstoppable force known as Yoel Romero.