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Jon Jones Denies He Asked For ‘Deontay Wilder Money’ For Ngannou Fight, Asks For UFC Release

May 31, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jon Jones has fired back in his ongoing battle with Dana White over claims he wanted big money for a fight with Francis Ngannou, demanding to be released from his UFC contract. As previously reported, Jones said last week that the potential bout wouldn’t be happening because the company was “unwilling to pay more for the Francis superfight.”

Dana White said last week that Jones was asking for an “absurd amount of money” for the fight, and said on Friday (per MMA Junkie), “I’ll quote him and what he had said to my lawyer. He told my lawyer he wants what Deontay Wilder was paid (for his most recent fight). I think it was $30 million, was what Deontay Wilder was paid.”

Jones has now responded, posting a series of tweets on Saturday night after UFC on ESPN, telling White to have his lawyer “release those text messages” and denying he asked for Wilder’s price tag. He proceeded to say, “I don’t even make half of half of what Diante Wilder makes. If my reputation causes you to undervalue me this much. Just go ahead and release me from my [UFC] contract altogether. I’m sure some promoter somewhere will be more than happy to pick me up.”

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