Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has made big changes regarding his pro career that could make or break forever the Francis Ngannou mega fight.
The 33-year-old has parted ways with his management team First Round Management. The news was announced by both parties.
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The divorce between Jones and his management team comes after 11 years of a successful relationship and many believe that the timing of the “parting ways” is due to the ongoing negotiations between Jones and UFC.
“Bones” vacated his light heavyweight title in order to conquer the heavyweight division, but the UFC people and Dana White are not willing to pay Jon the amount of money he wants.
Several days ago White accused Jones that the fighter wants to be paid $30 million for a potential super fight with the current champ Ngannou, but Jones denied it, asking if someone else is talking with White on his behalf.
I never discussed wanting 30 million with you or Hunter @danawhite just wondering where you heard that number? Is someone speaking with you on my behalf or…
— BONY (@JonnyBones) April 23, 2021
Whether this separation between Jones and First Round Management is directly connected to the Ngannou fight or not, this move will without question impact the bout’s negotiations going forward as well as every other fight in the light heavyweight great’s career moving forward.