A potential fight between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones has everyone excited these days. Including Georges St-Pierre who sees both fighters experiencing fear after talk of Jones being the “scared” one out of the two.
Immediately after Ngannou was crowned as the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world at UFC 260 on March 27, UFC President Dana White planted a seed in the post-fight press conference. Teasing the possibility of Jones being scared to fight a guy as impressive as Ngannou has become. St-Pierre recently countered that sentiment.
“Yes, Jon Jones is afraid of Francis, and Francis is afraid of Jon Jones because if they would not be afraid, that’s mean they don’t care,” St-Pierre said on The Joe Rogan Experience.
“Fighting, I’m sure, is important for them. Success is important for them, and when you put it all on the line, it’s normal to be afraid. If the price is good, even though he’s afraid, regardless of how he feels, he will do the job. He will bite in his mouthpiece and do the job.”
St-Pierre—one of the most successful MMA fighters of all time in and out of the Octagon—alluded to the price point for the heavyweight matchup which is the main roadblock.
As the former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion, Jones now feels he’s done fighting for anything less than his worth. Therefore leading to him stating that a $10 million payday would be too low for a fight that is the magnitude of one with “The Predator.”