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Jon Jones demands to be RELEASED from UFC contract as he brands Dana White 'a f*cking liar' in bitter pay dispute

Added 05-30-20 05:37:01am EST - “The pay row between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and promotion boss Dana White has exploded again after Jones reacted furiously to suggestions he wanted as much as $30 million to face heavyweight Francis Ngannou.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Jon Jones demands to be RELEASED from UFC contract as he brands Dana White 'a f*cking liar' in bitter pay dispute”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Jones hit out earlier this week after negotiations broke down almost immediately over plans for Jones to step up for a bout against heavyweight powerhouse Ngannou. 

READ MORE: 'Bad business': Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou blame UFC after revealing superfight talks failed within MINUTES over pay 

Longtime light-heavyweight king Jones accused UFC bosses of not offering him enough financial incentive to take the fight - a stance which was backed by Ngannou.

White initially responded to those claims by stating that Jones had asked for an "absurd" amount of money for the bout - and on Friday claimed that the fighter had wanted the same kind of remuneration as former world heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder for his recent rematch against Tyson Fury.

Most estimates put that sum at around $30 million, while White also said he had text messages from Jones detailing the kind of money the fighter had demanded.  

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