Dana White: Jon Jones ‘tarnished’ personal title; fighter asks for launch

UFC president Dana White and lightweight heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones continued their disagreement, with the previous launching a verbal jab whereas the latter took to Twitter early Sunday morning to ask for his launch from his contract.

The general public spat started after Jones pushed for a much bigger payday to maneuver to the heavyweight class for a possible bout in opposition to Francis Ngannou. When White balked on the transfer, Jones labelled him “a (expletive) liar,” inspired him to disclose textual content messages in regards to the payday within the neighbourhood of $30 million and dared the corporate to launch him.

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“(Jones) can do no matter he needs,” White stated throughout a UFC information convention on Saturday. “He needs to take a seat out, combat, he can do no matter. He can say no matter he needs publicly. It’s his God-given proper in America. He can say no matter he needs. When he’s prepared to come back again, he can.

“In certainly one of his tweets, he stated I tarnished his title. I tarnished you? You’ve accomplished an excellent job of tarnishing you.”

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White could also be alluding to Jones’ outside-the-ring points during which the 32-year-old fighter has been arrested a number of occasions throughout his UFC profession, on expenses starting from felony hit-and-run in 2015 to DUI. He pleaded responsible to a DWI cost in his dwelling state of New Mexico in March.

For his half, Jones (26-1, one no contest) addressed a wide range of subjects on social media early Sunday morning.

“At no level did I ever demand something from you Dana, I merely requested for a Tremendous combat and requested to be compensated for it,” Jones wrote. “You’re the one who began speaking negotiations publicly and displaying the world how a lot you’ve been withholding out of your athletes this entire time.”

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Jones didn’t cease there.

“You’re speaking all that large man stuff about not caring, put your cash the place your mouth is and launch me from that contract,” Jones wrote on Twitter.

Jones is the UFC’s longtime mild heavyweight champion after successful the title in 2011.

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