Jon Jones is one of the most successful, and controversial, active MMA fighters. He is 27-1 in a UFC career that stretches back to 2008. However, his career has been overshadowed by a number of drug scandals that have seen him stripped of his titles on three occasions. However, his skill is unmatched. He held the UFC light heavyweight title from 2011 until voluntarily vacating it in 2020. After not fighting for three years, all Jones did was debut in the heavyweight division in March 2023 and take that vacant title.
Meanwhile, Francis Ngannou is one of the most formidable stars in MMA. Debuting five years after Jones, Ngnnou became a perennial title contender in the heavyweight division. He finally won the belt in 2021 and successfully defended it in 2022 before the expiration of his contract forced him to vacate the belt. However, Ngannou's career is set to continue elsewhere after it was announced he was signing with the Professional Fighters League.
Jones and Ngnnou Beef On Twitter
Jones and Ngannou have never fought professionally, but the outspoken shared his thoughts on Twitter after news of Ngannou's new contract. "Calling yourself the baddest man on the planet from across the street, who does that? Lol," Jones wrote. It was clearly a jab at Ngannou, who quickly responded.
"Then cross the street," Ngannou wrote on his own account. The PFL is a new promotion that is set to rival the UFC. While it has been beset by some early problems, there is a chance that it could become a legitimate contender. The signing of talent like Ngnnou is a massive step towards achieving that. However, Jones doesn't appear to agree, based on his response to Ngannou.
"My man wins on Super Bowl, transferred to a top arena football league, and then claims to be better than Brady. That's what I'm hearing right now," Jones wrote. However, it's unclear if this beef will progress beyond words. While both fighters now share a division, Ngannou's move away from the UFC drastically lowers the likelihood that they two will meet in the ring. However, who do you think would come out on top if they were to square off? Let us know in the comments below. This could become a developing story, so be sure to check HotNewHipHop for any updates.