Recently, Jon Jones took to social media to show off his new heavyweight frame. Now, Jones is sending a warning to the rest of the heavyweight division who refuse to push the pace. In particular, to the heavyweights who many considered to put on a boring performance in the main event of UFC Vegas 20.
UFC Vegas 20
UFC Vegas 20 was headlined by Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane. During the matchup, Gane was able to outpoint “Bigi Boy” in a performance that was so lackluster, that even UFC President Dana White wasn’t happy with the lack of action.
Fans of the sport echoed that sentiment and voiced their displeasure of the main event via Twitter. However, Dana White and the fans weren’t the only people who scoffed at the main event. So did Jones, who is planning on making his debut in the heavyweight division within the upcoming year.
— MacMally🍀 (@MacMallyMMA) February 28, 2021
Jones Tells Heavyweights to Push the Pace
Jones who is preparing for his heavyweight debut and is expected to meet the winner of Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 later this summer, took to social media to issue a warning to the sluggish heavyweights who plan on not fighting at a decent pace.
These boys better get used to pushing the pace, all this standing around ain’t gonna fly when daddy comes home. #ufcvegas20
— BONY (@JonnyBones) February 28, 2021
“These boys better get used to pushing the pace, all this standing around ain’t gonna fly when daddy comes home,” wrote Jones on Twitter.
Ngannou Responds to Jones Pace Tweet
Francis Ngannou who is slated to meet Stipe Miocic in a rematch chimed in on Jones’ tweet and replied mockingly.
“Daddy comes home?,” joked Francis in response to Jon calling himself “daddy.”
Daddy comes home? 🤣🤣🤣
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 28, 2021
While some fans were in agreeance with Jones, others didn’t take the words of Jones too seriously. After all, some argued that Jon’s last three fights didn’t “push the pace.”
Jon Jones literally doesnt push the pace when he fights lmao #UFCVegas20
— Brandon The Truth 💯 (@Brandon_Nocaute) February 28, 2021
Imagine what Jon Jones is gonna do to the heavyweight division, good god. Only Ngannou has a chance because of his Earth-shattering power. #UFCVegas20
— Johann Castro (@thejohanncastro) February 28, 2021
Securing a Fight
As of now, fans are just hoping to receive an announcement that Jones will actually be fighting. After all, some are skeptical that Jones’s new bulky frame could turn into a bodybuilding hobby instead of heavyweight fighting.
Currently, Jones isn’t booked to face any opponent in the heavyweight division. However, UFC President Dana White stated that Jon Jones would get a shot at the heavyweight title, skipping most contenders in line.
Who would fans like to see Jones face in the heavyweight division? And, when he finally arrives, will he push the pace?