Jones vs Ngannou?

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Vagabond

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Oct 21, 2015
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Jones had every intention of fighting Ngannou. Why would the UFC not pay him more for that fight? Are they scared of someone exposing Francis again?
UFC probably wouldn't pay him as much because it's not a championship bout?

Maybe just a negotiation tactic from Jones?

I think UFC would be scared of Jones losing than Francis losing
 

conor mcgregor nut hugger

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Oct 24, 2015
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UFC probably wouldn't pay him as much because it's not a championship bout?

Maybe just a negotiation tactic from Jones?

I think UFC would be scared of Jones losing than Francis losing
BJ Penn losing to GSP did nothing to hurt his stock as lightweight champion.

The UFC wants Ngannou as its heavyweight champion. That is easier to do if he fights Stipe than if he fights JBJ.

It makes sense why the top brass don't want this fight.
 

ConorMcGregorsBeard

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Jul 22, 2015
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UFC probably wouldn't pay him as much because it's not a championship bout?

Maybe just a negotiation tactic from Jones?

I think UFC would be scared of Jones losing than Francis losing
It's simple risk/reward. Jones thinks he's unlikely to win, so the pay day needs be yuge.
 

Vagabond

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The UFC wants Ngannou as its heavyweight champion. That is easier to do if he fights Stipe than if he fights JBJ.
that doesn't make sense because of the way they've been saving Jones's ass.

If Jones beats Ngannou, that means JOnes has a potential to go for the HW strap, after all they've invested on Jones too much and that'll be much bigger than Ngannou imo.

plus Ngannou already lost to Stipe
 

conor mcgregor nut hugger

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that doesn't make sense because of the way they've been saving Jones's ass.

If Jones beats Ngannou, that means JOnes has a potential to go for the HW strap, after all they've invested on Jones too much and that'll be much bigger than Ngannou imo.

plus Ngannou already lost to Stipe
Ngannou can beat Stipe with a different approach. He can't beat Jones no matter his game plan.

That's why the UFC is protecting Francis by not allowing this fight.