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Jon Jones on Francis Ngannou: ‘I just have to get through Round 1 and I win that fight’

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The talks about a potential superfight between former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou have intensified following the Cameronian’ latest victory over Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 260.

Following the fight at UFC 260, Dana White was asked about the possibility of making a fight between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones, to which the UFC president replied that, Jones might drop down in weight class to go fight at 185lbs.

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This resulted in Jon Jones going ballistic on social media and asking for his UFC release. It’s highly unlikely that Dana White would let go of one of the UFC’s biggest stars and also the greatest fighter of all time.

Jon Jones reveals gameplan to beat Francis Ngannou

While Jones is asking for more money to fight Francis Ngannou, he is fairly confident about beating the current UFC heavyweight champion of the world.

Francis Ngannou, it’s very simple: Get comfortable with the worst-case scenario,” Jones said. “Worst-case scenario is he knocks you the f*ck out, he possibly fractures a bone in your face. That’s the worst-case scenario. You get comfortable with that idea, it becomes easy. If he doesn’t knock you out and break your face (because) you’re smart, you’re fast, you have a chin, you have great head movement, you can wrestle.

There’s a lot of ways things can play out. So I just think about the worst-case scenario and get yourself mentally to a place where you’re almost walking into that like, ‘OK, I’m getting ready to go out there and this guy could possibly hurt me tonight.’ Francis Ngannou’s dangerous, I believe that he has a chance to knock me the f*ck out, let’s say that out loud. But if I don’t get knocked out, I believe I win that fight. I just have to get though Round 1 and I win that fight.” (H/T – MMAJunkie.com)

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