According to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones , he took his shot in trying to negotiate a deal with the UFC for a heavyweight fight with Francis Ngannou – but he came up empty. On Thursday, Jones – who previously called a potential showdown with Ngannou a “big money fight” – went public in tweeting about his failed attempt to secure a better deal. It started with him letting everyone know that he was in talks with the UFC. Currently in negotiation with @UFC as we speak — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 21, 2020 Currently in negotiation with @ UFC as we speak About an hour later, Jones delved into how things didn’t go his way and reacted accordingly. Before even discussing numbers, the UFC was unwilling to pay more for the Francis super fight / for me to move to heavyweight

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Jon Jones signals giving up on Francis Ngannou showdown after UFC rejects pay increase – MMA Junkie

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