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Monday, Jun 08, 2020

Jon Jones Accuses UFC of “Ripping” Him Off Throughout His “Entire 20’s”

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By FCF Staff

Jon Jones continues to blast the UFC over how much the promotion’s compensated him, after talks for a superfight with Francis Ngannou went nowhere.

Since talks for a proposed bout between Francis Ngannou and Jones failed, the light-heavyweight champ has been exchanging comments with UFC President Dana White over his contract. Jones has claimed that he’s going to vacate the light-heavyweight title, and he’s also challenged the UFC to release him.

More recently, however, Jones made the following statements via Twitter.

“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.

“(UFC) impressed a young kid with a Bentley to fight Lyoto Machida while they collected millions.”

“I’m not even asking for backpay for ripping me off throughout my entire 20’s, just (want) to be treated fair moving forward. Advice (to) you young fighters: If you’re hot right now, get paid. As much as the UFC is building your brand, you are building (theirs). If you think your biggest paydays will come after being with the company for a while, you are wrong.”

“I fought mega fight after mega fight throughout my early 20s for under 2 million a fight,” Jones continued, clarifying that some paydays eclipsed $2 million. “Who knows what I’m actually owed, makes me feel like a fool even thinking about it.”

“Advice while you Young fighters, if you’re hot right now. Get paid. As much as the Ufc is building your brand, you are building their’s. If you think your biggest paydays will come after being with the company for a while. You are wrong.”

White has claimed that Jones is asking for an “absurd” amount of money, which Jones has denied.

The UFC President has also cited the fact Jones signed a new contract last year, and has argued that Jones isn’t obligated to fight, since the UFC considers fighters independent contractors.

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