'F**king let me go': Jon Jones lets rip at UFC after Ngannou hype

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Jon Jones (pictured) getting some air during a UFC fight.
Jon Jones (pictured) unleashed on the UFC after the Francis Ngannou drama, in since deleted tweets. (Getty Images)

Controversial UFC star Jon Jones has let rip at the organisation and asked for them to release him after hype began to build over a potential heavyweight showdown with new champion Francis Ngannou.

Ngannou propelled himself to superstardom after knocking out Stipe Miocic to become the UFC heavyweight champion on the weekend.

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The Cameroonian's incredible performance had many immediately calling for a blockbuster clash with Jones.

Jones, the greatest light heavyweight of all time, signalled his intention to move to heavyweight last year.

Many in the MMA community were calling for the match to happen as soon as possible.

The fight between Jones and Ngannou would be considered one of the biggest UFC PPV events of all time.

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Straight after the fight, Jones excited everyone when he tweeted: "Show me the money."

But at the post-fight press conference, Jones became frustrated after UFC boss Dana White joked if he was the American he would' start moving to 185'.

He labelled the comments as a 'slap in the face' and said he wanted to make the right money for the 'super' fight with Ngannou.

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But in since deleted tweets, Jones let rip at the UFC on Tuesday and claimed he wanted to be released from the organisation.

"You would rather have me around and treat me like s**t," he wrote, in the deleted tweets.

"I feel like my wings are being clipped.

"Just f**king let me go already."

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Jones' latest tweet read: "I am going to try to remain faithful. There’s still time for the UFC to do the right thing."

"I am supposed to be seeing a fight proposal next week. Fingers are crossed, this is an opportunity of a lifetime for everyone involved."

Ngannou confirms he would fight Jones

Despite the drama, Ngannou confirmed he would be willing to fight Jones as soon as July.

White previously announced Jones would fight the winner of this fight.

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But at the press conference, White appeared to hit back at the 'show me the money' tweet from Jones.

"I can sit here and all day and tell you, what's 'show me the money' mean?" he told reporters.

"I tell you guys this all the time. You can say you want to fight somebody, but do you really want to?"J

Jones hasn't fought since his light heavyweight title defence against Dominick Reyes in February of 2020.

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