Jon Jones says that he wants to fight Francis Ngannou for the UFC heavyweight championship if the price is right. UFC president Dana White publicly questioned whether Jones actually wants the fight.
And now, we are starting to see the demands.
Jones has taken his negotiations to the public and fired off a series of tweets giving fans an idea of what it would take to get him into the cage to fight Ngannou.
For Jones, anything less than $10 million wouldn’t even be close to enough.
“I had a brief phone meeting with UFC‘s lawyer Hunter a few days ago. As of right now I expressed to him that anywhere around eight to $10 million would be way too low for a fight of this magnitude. That’s all that has been discussed so far,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m supposed to be waiting for what their offer is going to be. Really hoping the numbers are nowhere near that low. I guess we will see what happens.
“I feel like this fight is monumental, matchup‘s like this don’t come very often in a lifetime. Me stopping Francis in my first fight up at heavyweight would be nothing short of extraordinary. Ali versus foreman, hosted by the UFC.”
It will be interesting to see what Dana White has to say in response to Jones’ early demands.