Dana White claims Jon Jones to overwhelmingly beat Francis Ngannou similar to Bones’ two-minute submission win vs Ciryl Gane at UFC 285

Dana White was asked if he would consider bringing Francis Ngannou back to the UFC for a megafight against Jon Jones. He dismissed the idea, citing Ngannou’s dominant performance against Ciryl Gane as evidence that he would have easily beaten Jones as well. White made these comments during an appearance on the TMZ Sports TV show with host Babcock.

There were also questions about if there was any chance of the Ngannou vs. Jones fight happening.

Dana said, “I’m not interested.” “I tried to make that fight for two years. He didn’t want the fight. Know what I mean? He didn’t want the fight, and he left here without even having another deal in place. And, I know how the boxing world is, it’s crazy, but Francis didn’t want to [fight Jones].”

According to White, fans shouldn’t expect too much as he believes Ngannou would have been an easy opponent for the G.O.A.T. “Let me tell you what, I think, a lot of other people feel this way, I think that’s exactly the way the fight would’ve gone if [Francis] was in there, too.”

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Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.

Dana White explains his statement through logic 

Dana used some MMA logic to explain why Ngannou would not have had a good chance against Jon Jones. At UFC 285, Jon took down Ciryl and got him to tap out in just over 2 minutes, making it look easy.

“[Francis] and Ciryl had a five-round war, and if Ciryl doesn’t go for that submission, Ciryl probably wins that fight. At the end of the 5th round there.”

Francis Ngannou

FYI, Ngannou won their previous fight at UFC 270 via unanimous decision, although it was a close match. As for the rumored Stipe Miocic vs. Jones fight at UFC 290 on July 8. Dana said that nothing has been set in stone, and there isn’t much time left to finalize a deal.

White also said that he wouldn’t be in shock if this would be Jones’ final fight.

Let us know in the comment below who you think will win between Jon and Francis. 

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