Jon Jones recently took to Twitter to reveal his plans to take his professionalism up a notch. He is currently in talks with new attorneys and sport managers to negotiate with UFC at a professional level. He had previously expressed his disagreement with UFC for refusing to offer him better terms to fight Francis Ngannou.
Jones left his previous management team, First Round Management, following the ongoing public feud with UFC after 11 years of working together. Recently, Jones tweeted that he is going to have meetings with attorneys and managers when a fan questioned him on the negotiations with the UFC.
“The good news is I have two really big meetings with some awesome attorneys and sports agents next week. I feel like my professionalism is about to go up a notch,” he wrote on Twitter.
The good news is I have two really big meetings with some awesome attorneys and sports agents next week. Feel like my professionalism is about to go up a notch https://t.co/nWOFSQ9zvG— BONY (@JonnyBones) May 12, 2021
After dominating the light-heavyweight division for almost a decade, Jones announced his decision to move up to heavyweight. However, things went downhill when Jones demanded a hefty paycheque to fight newly-crowned champion Francis Ngannou.
Jon Jones and UFC could not find a middle ground and this led to UFC suggesting Derek Lewis’ name as the next potential challenger for the heavyweight title.
In a recent interview, Dana White confirmed that UFC is working on finalising the Francis Ngannou vs. Derek Lewis bout. He also stated that the fight will take place this summer.
Recently, MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz expressed his support in favour of Jones. In an interview, he said, “Listen, Jon, you’re the legend, you’re the pound-for-pound greatest ever, you should not have to go to Twitter to defend yourself.
“Of course, if somebody called me to help Jon, of course, I’ll help Jon.”