Jon Jones has sounded off again about a potential fight against heavyweight slugger Francis Ngannou, but knows that the potential opponent is dangerous.
This has been a hot topic among fans and the fighters, but UFC President Dana White doesn’t want to book the fight. The UFC light heavyweight champion has claimed that the reason for that is due to the UFC not wanting to pay him more money for going up a weight class. For more on that, click here.
Ngannou is on the sidelines because he’s waiting to fight the winner of Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 3 in August.
Jon Jones Knows How Dangerous Fighting Francis Is
Jones recently stated that while he understands what Francis brings to the fight, he knows what he has to do in order to score a win over the title contender.
“With Francis Ngannou, it is very simple. Get comfortable with the worst-case scenario. The worst-case scenario he knocks you the f**k out, he possibly fractures a bone in your face. That is the worst-case scenario, you get real comfortable with that idea, and then it becomes easy,” Jones said on Steve-O’s podcast. “If he doesn’t knock you out and break your face, you are smart, fast, you have a chin, you have great head movement, you can wrestle. There are a lot of ways things can play out. So, I just think about the worst-case scenario. [Just] get yourself mentally to a place where you are walking into that. Like, okay, I’m getting ready to go out there and this guy could possibly hurt me tonight.”
“Francis Ngannou is dangerous, yes, and I believe he has a chance to knock me the f**k out. Let’s say that out loud,” he explained (H/T to BJ Penn). “But, if I don’t get knocked out, I believe I win that fight. I just have to get through round one and I win that fight.”