Jon Jones says his run as UFC’s light heavyweight champ is OVER — claiming he’s giving up the title amid a nasty pay dispute with Dana White.
“I hurt myself every time I walk out there and take a punch to the head and not feel my pay is worth it anymore,” Jones said.
The drama began over negotiations for a Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou super fight.
Dana White said Jones is demanding $30 mil for the fight — way too high for White. Jones says he never asked for that much.
Both have spoken publicly — calling BS on the other side.
In fact, just a few days ago, Jones tweeted at White to release him from his contract.
Things escalated on Sunday …
Jones tweeted that Dominick Reyes should fight Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title … saying, “As of right now, I got nothing to really gain fighting either of them.”
“Let me know if you guys want to set up a day in 2021 for that Izzy fight. Hopefully you guys will be willing to pay by then.”
When someone asked Jones if this means he’s “revoking” the title — Jon replied, “Yes.”
“Bones out, when you see me in the streets just call me JJ.”
“To the light heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici” — which means, “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
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