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Jon Jones asks for UFC release following Dana White’s comments about ‘Deontay Wilder money’

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Jon Jones is not backing down to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White and things may end up getting ugly.

Jones, who has found himself in a nasty back-and-forth with the promotion over a failed Francis Ngannus superfight, fired back at the UFC frontman earlier tonight after White revealed that “Bones” asked for “Deontay Wilder money” for his move up to heavyweight. This comes after over a week of he said, she said between both parties, all revolving around Jones getting more money to fight “Predator.”

Here is the message Jones delivered to White via social media after learning about his Wilder comments:

“If you’re going to stick to these lies, I’m going to stick to defending myself. Please have your lawyer Hunter Campbell release those text messages.”

“Don’t be a f-king liar, my reputation has already taking enough hits. I don’t need this bullshit Dana. I never asked for Diante Wilder‘s numbers. And how about since Diante is making 30 million, we settle for half of that. Since you said I’m the goat and everything.”

“I don’t even make half of half of what Diante Wilder makes. If my reputation causes you to undervalue me this much. Just go ahead and release me from my @Ufc contract altogether. I’m sure some promoter somewhere will be more than happy to pick me up.”

“And if I wanted to compare money to someone else, I would compare money to my brothers. I see firsthand the way the NFL treats their champion athletes, there’s a huge difference. I’ve kept my mouth shut my entire career.”

“Do I make 5+ per fight yes. Should I stick to that number for my super fights? No. If you don’t agree with me you just don’t know business. I certainly didn’t ask for 30, never even threw out a number.”

Surprisingly, Jones has yet to delete any of these tweets and likely won’t given the emotional context. After all, the UFC light heavyweight champion simply wants to get paid to put his legacy on the line against the most feared puncher in all of combat sports.

We will have to wait and see how White responds to Jones calling for his UFC release. That is obviously something that will likely never happen, but this public spat doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

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