“No man has a right to shame another” Jon Jones reacts to Francis Ngannou’s UFC release

The youngest UFC title holder, Jon Jones, is set to make his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane on March 4 at the T Arena, and fans are excited that the former UFC light heavyweight champion will return to the Octagon after three years.

Jones was supposed to face Francis Ngannou at the main event of UFC 285, but the UFC released the Cameroonian, so Bones has to fight Gane.

Francis Ngannou of Cameroon punches Ciryl Gane of France in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 270 event at Honda Center on January 22, 2022, in Anaheim, California. (Credits: Getty Images)

Recently the 35-year-old undefeated fighter talked about Ngannou’s release from the UFC where he clearly mentioned that if any man is fighting for his worth should be appreciated and no man has the right to shame him and also shared why he could not get any fight in these three years,

“I’m happy for Francis. I’m glad that Francis knows his worth. No man has a right to shame another man for fighting for his worth. I was in a very similar situation as Francis as a light heavyweight. I was never happy with my salary. I had to sit out three years, and I missed a lot of time, but now we’re here. I encourage Francis on his journey, and I wish him all the best. Another company is going to be truly blessed to have him.”

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In the same interview, Jones revealed his training process for the last three years, saying he never stopped training, even though he is not happy with his upcoming opponent because he thinks he is ready to take on bigger challenges.

“I’ve been ready for a while. I trained to fight against Francis [Ngannou], I trained to fight against Stipe [Miocic], and now Ciryl Gane is the guy I’m fighting.”

“It’s been a long time coming. This is three years of training twice a day with no reward. That was frustrating at times. But I stayed faithful to my goals and dreams, and I’m here. I’ve made it. I am excited, and I am here for the challenge.”

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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