Jones doesn’t need Ngannou to be GOAT Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo states that Jon Jones doesn’t require Francis Ngannou’s assistance to become the greatest of all time

The dream of Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou appears to be shattered after “The Predator” committed to the PFL last week. Fans have long speculated about this epic fantasy match, which may be the most significant one in MMA history because of the fighters’ size. After teasing his move to the heavyweight division for ten years, Jones has finally made it official, following a less than stellar run as a two-time champion from 2018 to 2020.

Jones took three years off to rebuild himself and explored new training methods, including working with former two-division champion Henry Cejudo. Cejudo does not believe that there is much value in the Ngannou fight for Jones, noting that he does not need to prove himself because Jones’ legacy is already established.

Cejudo believes that Jones wants to defeat Stipe Miocic, the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time, to enhance his career. Most significantly, Ngannou, who defeated legendary champion Stipe Miocic by knockout, has been waiting to fight Jones, but negotiations have crumbled.

The next likely opponent for Jones appears to be Miocic, the current record-holder for the most consecutive and most overall UFC heavyweight title defenses. Ngannou, on the other hand, is expected to make his MMA debut with the PFL in 2024. In the meantime, he has been appointed as chairman of PFL Africa and also plans to make his professional boxing debut.

Cejudo, who considers himself an entrepreneur, is also interested in the business aspect of MMA, noting that PFL has been signing high-profile fighters and staging million-dollar tournaments. He believes that this may be the beginning of collaborations between MMA organizations, with Bellator, PFL, and ONE Championship challenging the UFC.

In conclusion, despite fans’ hopes, the Jones vs. Ngannou match seems unlikely to occur after Ngannou’s commitment to the PFL. Instead, Jones is expected to face Miocic, and Ngannou has exciting new opportunities on the horizon.


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