• Jones denies he asked huge money to fight Ngannou
  • Jones seeking UFC release
  • Jones believes UFC undervaluing him

Jon Jones has been having a rough time as of late but the UFC champion is not about to be drawn into misleading claims. The reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion went off on president Dana White recently, alleging that insinuations that "Bones" was making absurd demands to face Francis Ngannou.

White shared on Twitter that the 32-year-old Jones was asking for figures similar to what Deontay Wilder got. That was roughly $30 million. Given those demands, the UFC prexy said the fight would not happen, particularly with sports taking a big hit financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It did not take long for Jones to respond to White and the UFC champion was upset. He termed the claims of White as BS on Twitter, alleging he never made such demands. That led to him bashing the company, even asking White to release him from the company.

"I never asked for Diante Wilder‘s [sic] numbers. And how about since Diante is making 30 million, we settle for half of that. Since you said I’m the goat and everything," Jones tweeted via his official Twitter account.

Jones went on to say that his reputation has already taken big hits and that this is something he does not want right now. He added that if his reputation is the reason why he is undervalued, Jones is ready to get his walking papers and join some other promotion.

"I’m sure some promoter somewhere will be more than happy to pick me up," Jones said.

It will be interesting how (and if) White will respond to the rants of Jones. The last time he was in the ring, Jones defeated Dominick Reyes via unanimous decision at UFC 247 in February. His issues outside the Octagon continue to mount, the latest of which was getting arrested for aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm and no proof of insurance. He pleaded guilty to the charges after accepting a plea deal. Jones was sentenced to four days of house arrest, one year of supervised probation, a minimum of 90 days of outpatient therapy and must complete 48 hours of community service, MMA Junkie reported.

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Jon Jones is no longer the No.1 ranked UFC fighter in the world after being pulled from his last fight. Getty