UFC superstar Jon Jones is suddenly optimistic about negotiations with the UFC about his proposed megafight against UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, and it means one of the biggest fights in UFC history could now be close to being finalized. Jones revealed in a recent video interview at Jackson Wink MMA Academy in New Mexico that he believes the Jones vs. Ngannou superfight is on its way.
“I think it’s gonna happen,” Jones told Fight Hype. “I think the UFC will eventually do the right thing. I think this is one of the greatest fights of our generation, and it would be really sad if it weren’t to happen. And I believe that it will…It will happen.”
Separately, Jones posted a short video on social media of two people embracing each other and said it would be like that when Jones and UFC president Dana White finally “get this deal done”.
— BONY (@JonnyBones) April 8, 2021
The implication is that Jones and the UFC have continued to talk about the proposed superfight and that Jones feels good enough about things where they are now that he’s confident the fight is going to happen.
It might even make sense now to suggest that the UFC leaked the story through its television partner ESPN earlier this week about Ngannou potentially facing Derrick Lewis again as part of its negotiation strategy.
That would also put White’s comments about Lewis suddenly being the top option for Ngannou at the post-fight press conference for UFC 260 in a more reasonable context than they appeared to be at the time.
“Derrick Lewis is the fight to make,” White said.
Regardless, Jones told Fight Hype expects the fight to happen.
“My goal is to be the heavyweight champion,” Jones said.
Jones Continues Training for Superfight
In his interview with Fight Hype, Jones talked about being patient through the process and focusing on the things in his life that he can control rather than worrying about all the other things that might hold him back from being his best in training.
That positive mindset seems to have paid off so far. Jones has put on a significant amount of weight over the past year, and he has no future plans on his mind in MMA other than becoming the UFC’s heavyweight champion.
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