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Jon Jones: “The issue is not being able to go anywhere else”

Jon Jones still finds himself at odds with the UFC brass.

By Oscar Willis - 8 Jun 2020

Jon Jones is continuing his crusade against the UFC for a larger paycheck.

The light heavyweight champion, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest talents ever seen in the sport, has been at odds with the UFC brass after wanting a bump in pay to move up to heavyweight and fight Francis Ngannou.

When he went public with the company’s refusal to meet such demands, Jones and UFC president Dana White became locked in a public war of words. Today on social media, Jones continued to air some of his frustrations, discussing pay over the course of his career.

“Everything was good until I asked for a piece of the pie.. UFC totally comfortable with me taking concussions for over a decade but asking for generational wealth. Get the fuck out of here,” Jones wrote. When I was in my prime, the UFC’s way of not paying me was telling me I wasn’t a star. Had me grateful for a new car meanwhile making tens of millions without my knowing.

“I’m not even asking for backpay for ripping me off throughout my entire 20s. Just wanted to be treated fair moving forward … I fought mega fight after mega fight throughout my early 20s for under 2million a fight. Who knows what I’m actually owed, makes me feel like a fool even thinking about it.”

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