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Jon Jones claims to have vacated his title after feud with UFC

"As of right now, I got nothing to really gain..."

All things considered, Jon Jones is sticking to his guns and claims that has vacated his UFC title. 

Some blad blood infects relations to the core, causing that relation to completely deteriorate. The feud between the UFC and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones certainly seems to be seriously altering things. Everything began when Jones and the UFC negotiated for a potential heavyweight fight with Francis Ngannou. Negotiations broke down, and both sides claim that the other botched the talks. The UFC, and president Dana White, say that Jones outpriced himself,  while Jones claims he was shut down from the start.

Last week Jones made posts on Twitter, threatening to leave the UFC, asking for his walking papers. White responded by saying that he would offer to take a lie detector test with Jones. However the light heavyweight champ is sticking to his guns, and has given his go-ahead for contenders Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes to compete for the title he says to now have vacated.

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“#ESPN Reyes vs Jan For the UFC light heavyweight championship of the world. As of right now, I got nothing to really gain fighting either of them. Let me know if you guys want to set up a day in 2021 for that Izzy fight. Hopefully you guys will be willing to pay by then.”

Jones was then asked by a fan if he was officially vacating his title, to which the light heavyweight said “yes.”

He then ended it with the classic latin quote “Veni, vidi, vici,” meaning “I came, I saw, I conquered”.

If Jones decides to truly walk away from the UFC, it would be an unprecedented event. The UFC have not responded to Jones’ messages as of now.

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