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Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou Engage in Verbal Exchange at PFL Event in Atlanta

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Following the conclusion of the main event in Atlanta, a noteworthy incident unfolded between UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former champion Francis Ngannou as they came face to face during a Professional Fighters League event in Atlanta, Georgia.

The encounter displayed a level of respect as Jones, aged 35, addressed PFL fighter Ngannou, stating, “you don’t want any confrontation.”

Accompanied by his teammate Maurice Green, Jones, an American, attended the event.

Ngannou, hailing from Cameroon, had his UFC title stripped in January due to a failure to reach an agreement on a new contract.

Jones, a former light-heavyweight champion, secured the belt in March by defeating Ciryl Gane, while Ngannou joined the PFL just last month.

Ngannou, scheduled to make his PFL debut in 2024, attended the event to discuss his signing with the broadcast team.

Sporting a PFL T-shirt and cap, Jones playfully assessed Ngannou’s physicality by lightly squeezing his arms during their encounter, seemingly evaluating the fellow heavyweight. This led to laughter and a handshake between the two.

Ngannou expressed his desire to face Jones someday, to which Jones responded with a non-committal “we’ll see,” while also questioning Ngannou’s ability to handle his wrestling and jiu-jitsu skills.

Considering their contractual obligations to separate promotions, the likelihood of a fight between the two is minimal.

Ngannou achieved victory in 12 out of his 14 UFC fights, attaining the championship title in 2021. Meanwhile, Jones, widely recognized as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, has experienced only one loss throughout his illustrious 29-fight, 15-year career.

The UFC has been making efforts to arrange a match between Jones and former champion Stipe Miocic later this year.

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What happened between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou at the PFL event in Atlanta?

Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou had a respectful verbal exchange at the PFL event in Atlanta. They came face to face and discussed a potential future fight. The encounter appeared amicable, with Jones jokingly assessing Ngannou’s physicality and questioning his ability to handle his wrestling and jiu-jitsu skills. However, given their contractual obligations to separate promotions, it is unlikely that they will fight while still under contract.

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SportsAddict23 June 18, 2023 - 7:35 pm

Dang, jon jones n francis ngannou, dey got in each othrs faces at da PFL event in atlanta. I wud luv 2 c dem go at it in da octagon. Hope it happens! #jonjones #francisngannou #PFL #atlanta #bringiton

MMAFanatic June 18, 2023 - 8:58 pm

jon jones & francis ngannou, what a matchup! dey were at PFL event in atlanta, talkin bout a potential future fight. it got me all hyped up! #MMA #dreamfight #JonVsFrancis

FightFan85 June 19, 2023 - 10:04 am

omg jon jones n francis ngannou had a verbal xchange at dat PFL event in atlanta! dey wer face 2 face n talkd abt fightin. so cool, cant wait 4 dem 2 throw down! #jonjones #francisngannou #PFL #atlanta


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