UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was warned by UFC superstar Jon Jones over the weekend about a potential blockbuster superfight. Ngannou earned his heavyweight crown back in March by knocking out Stipe Miocic at 260, but his dominant victory over the most decorated champ in UFC heavyweight history doesn’t seem to have impressed Jones.
Jones posted, “Remember you’re not a champ until you defend that title @francis_ngannou be careful what you wish for”.
Ngannou responded, “Rumor says you don’t want to fight until next year. Don’t be scared Jonny boy, it’s just a fight.”
Ngannou is one of the scariest punchers in UFC history, but he’s only earned one title fight victory to date.
Meanwhile, Jones is one of the most decorated UFC champions in history.
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Ngannou vs. Jones Would Be Massive Superfight
Ngannou vs. Jones is one of the most anticipated fights of 2021. Of course, the only problem with that is that the fight might not actually happen in 2021.
Sure, UFC president Dana White kept suggesting the superfight was on its way before UFC 260 happened. But after Ngannou grabbed gold against Miocic in the main event, the UFC boss suddenly shifted his narrative to be that Derrick Lewis was most deserving of getting first crack at the new champion.
Both Jones and Nganou have repeatedly expressed interest in fighting each other next.
In fact, Ngannou recently broke his silence on Lewis being next by telling TMZ Sports that the “talk” about his supposed next fight didn’t mean anything to him. Ngannou still just has one fight on his mind, and it’s Ngannou vs. “Bones” Jones.
“I want Jon Jones. Oh, definitely,” Ngannou told TMZ Sports.
Jones probably saw that report.
In fact, Jones seemed to be sending his warning to Ngannou precisley because Ngannou had just dismissed in that same interview how big and strong Jones was looking in recent social media posts.
“I have some size, too. I’m strong, too,” Ngannnou said.
Ngannou said he respects Jones, but that its time for the two stars to settle matters inside the cage.
“I’m impressed. He’s very skilled, very talented. I respect that. But we are both men, can find out,” Ngannou said.
Jones wants to find out. Ngannou wants to find out. Heck, UFC fans want to find out. Now, the world waits to see what fight the UFC makes next.
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Who Will Ngannou Fight Next?
Ngannou wants to face Jones, but White has repeatedly told the media that the new champ would face Lewis instead in a rematch.
It might not be the superfight UFC fans want most, but Ngannou vs. Lewis 2 is a solid scrap.
Ngannou and Lewis are among the hardest-hitting UFC stars in history, and both have never looked better than in recent fights.
Ngannou is 5-0 since losing to Lewis by decision in the first Ngannou vs. Lewis fight back in 2018.
Since suffering that setback, “The Predator” has knocked out every single fighter he’s faced inside the Octagon, including Miocic for the belt at UFC 260.
But Lewis would head into his title challenge riding a four-fight win streak.
Additionally, Lewis is the UFC record-holder for most KOs in history at 12, and he appears to be in the best shape of his career.
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