The MMA world is buzzing right now about a potential super fight between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. It’s the biggest fight UFC can book at the moment in any weight division. However, there is one big hurdle to pass before this fight is booked.
Jon Jones is not happy with the fight purse UFC is offering him for this heavyweight showdown. Dana White even took a dig at Jones saying that the real reason he is asking for more money is that he does not want to fight Ngannou. It’s not the first time Jones and White have gone back and forth on this issue. So who is right and who is wrong here?
UFC welterweight, Colby Covington opened up about this controversy in a recent interview with The Schmo. Covington believes Jon Jones does not deserve the money he is asking for ahead of his heavyweight debut. Covington stated:
“No, no chance, he’s not a draw like that. I know my worth. I am a bigger draw than Jon, I move the needle. Jon is irrelevant. His last two fights were split decisions. A lot of people thought he lost. Nobody thought he won. He just looks like he is washed off, he looks like he’s off the steroids cause he failed a couple of steroid tests. He looks like he is still hitting pregnant ladies running to the foothills like a coward, he looks like he’s doing the same thing that he always does, cocaine, hookers. But here he is a two-faced hypocrite ‘ I’m all about God, I’m all about my family.”
Colby Covington reignites his rivalry with Jon Jones
Colby Covington seems to have a different mentality when compared to Jon Jones. Covington claimed that he is amongst the top 3 biggest draws in UFC at the moment. While most of the UFC fighters are supporting Jones in his negotiation battle against UFC Covington seems to have a different opinion.
“I am just asking for what’s in my contract and I want to fight for the world championship and I want to put on fights for the fans. I am not making these outrageous crazy demands of multi-millionaire dollars, I’m just asking for what’s in my contract. If the UFC and Dana White make that right I am gonna put on a show for them and they’re gonna be happy. Because I’ve been working hard in silence and I’m going to let my success make the noise.”