The hype surrounding a potential Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones fight continues to grow. Although Jon Jones is looking for a bigger payday to take on the behemoth Champion, Ngannou himself had some comments regarding the alleged challenger to his crown.
‘Everybody in this position would like to get compensated,’ Ngannou said on theÂ ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ podcast. ‘Basically, a guy like Jones, he’s been around for very long and been doing this sport, and (the UFC) grows. I think there’s nothing wrong about (wanting to get paid more).”
“But I don’t know what the deal is” Ngannou continued. “I would like that fight to happen ’“ that would definitely be the No. 1 fight.’
Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones
Ngannou also said that he hopes the fight can take place in Africa.‘I think they can recreate ’˜Rumble in the Jungle’ ’“ the idea,’ Ngannou said. ‘That would be something dope, and I’m definitely going to be a part of that. I wish they’d do it pretty soon, maybe something with Jones.”
“We’re going to recreate ’˜Rumble in the Jungle'” Ngannou added. “That’s something epic, and now that Africa stands as a figure of combat sports, we have to go back to that.’
Francis Ngannou finished by saying that although he wants the Jon Jones megafight, he’s not sure that Jones would be a tougher opponent than Stipe Miocic. ‘Jon Jones definitely has more tools in his pocket than Stipe,Â but I’m not sure he’s tougher than Stipe though,’ Ngannou concluded.
credit to MMAJunkie for the transcription
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