- Jul 20, 2016
Jon Jones is prepared to stick by his fight with the UFC for the long haul.
In an appearance on Steve-O’s “Wild Ride!” podcast Thursday, the UFC light heavyweight champion, who has been locked in a pay dispute with UFC president Dana White, says he’s not stepping back into the octagon until he gets what he believes is his fair share of the profits his fights generate.
“I don’t want to fight soon,” Jones said. “I have no interest in fighting in the UFC until I get paid what I believe I’m worth.”
But the fighter considered by many the greatest pound-for-pound competitor in mixed martial arts history says this isn’t all about him — he’s thinking of the guys at the bottom of the pay scale....
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says he’s willing to hold out for years — and fighting for those at the bottom of the roster who can’t pay their bills.