Francis Ngannou sends Jon Jones a warning: “Sit down and wait”
With Jon Jones vacating his light heavyweight title in favour of endeavours at heavyweight, KO artist Francis Ngannou is warning the former champ, advising him to wait his turn.
Jones vacated his title last month, after having reigned atop the light heavyweight title for several years. Before that he had been on the hunt for a heavyweight match up with none other than Ngannou, as the two had gone back and forth on social media for some time. One of the reasons for Jones leaving the light heavyweight division was also a rift between him and the UFC, as the promotion was unable to come to an agreement with the title holder for facing Ngannou.
Now that he has left for the heavyweight division, Jones has had his sights set on Stipe Miocic and the undisputed title. Ngannou though, who sits on a four fight winning streak, feels he should be next in line for a title shot, warning Jones and telling him to “sit down”.
“I thought I told you to sit down and wait your turn Jonny? Stipe can not avoid me any longer. #UNCROWNEDCHAMP,” Ngannou wrote on Twitter.
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Ngannou has knocked out former champions Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez thus far, as well as behemoths Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Curtis Blaydes. The Cameroonian first faced Miocic at UFC 220 in January of 2018, as an undefeated KO artist that was making shock waves through the division. The title fight would prove one-sided though, as Miocic toughed out the first round and then went on to dominate the fight.
Jones hasn’t fought since his controversial split decision win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 earlier this year. Many fans and pundits thought that Reyes had done enough to win the first three rounds, though Jones was still the winner on two out of three of the judges’ score cards.