It’s fair to say that Jon Jones was unimpressed with what he saw from the main event of UFC 270.
Francis Ngannou beat Cyril Gane by decision to become the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion and he did it, rather unusually, via a sonic wrestle.
Jones, who ruled the light-heavyweight division for more than a decade, has been training to move up to heavyweight since relinquishing his 205-pound title in 2020.
The 34-year-old had targeted a fight with Ngannou at the time, but the UFC boss said Jones wanted “Deontay Wilder’s money” in reference to the estimated $25-30 million purse. dollars that Wilder made from his second fight with Tyson Fury.
As a result, the fight didn’t happen and Jones has been inactive since losing Dominik Reyes in February 2020.
However, he was unimpressed with the action he saw from Ngannou and Gane on Saturday night.
“If this is the pinnacle of heavyweight fighting, I’m thrilled. I still have records to break,” Jones tweeted.
As the action continued, Jones tweeted, “Lol S*** I can just enjoy retirement.”
Gane probably won the first two rounds – at least he did on two judges’ scorecards – but the last three rounds Ngannou used his power and weight to defeat Gane on the ground and secure the win.
The Frenchman was 10-0 before Ngannou handed him his first loss and Jones was unimpressed.
“I love how everyone is so impressed with the new guy lol”
The heavyweight division has a few options for Ngannou, but none more attractive or lucrative than Jones. If they can work out the finances, then Jones is the fight not to ask questions.
Derrick Lewis is an eternal contender and Stipe Miocic will feel he deserves a rubber fight with Ngannou, so you have Gane who has already said he would like a rematch to learn his lessons.
Either way, Jones thinks he would dominate.
“At the end of the day, I fuck them both,” Jones tweeted.
Jones is 26-1-1 in his career. His only loss was a disqualification which Dana White repeatedly tried to overturn and his no contest came after defeating Daniel Cormier but was later overturned after testing positive for a turinabol metabolite. He was also stripped of the light heavyweight title as a result.