UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has once again threatened to leave the UFC.
In a series of Tweets, Jones called out the UFC and president Dana White and asked to be released from his contract altogether.
This comes after White claimed Jones would only take $30million in order to step up to heavyweight and face contender Francis Ngannou, a figure similar to that made by boxer Wilder for his second heavyweight title bout against Tyson Fury.
White told reporters on Friday: “I’ll quote him and what he had said to my lawyer. He told my lawyer he wants what Deontay Wilder was paid.
“I think it was $30 million was what Deontay Wilder was paid. We have text messages from Jon Jones. It’s not like I can’t prove what I’m saying is true.
“But I’m not going to put his text messages out in the press. I could.”
But 32-year-old Jones who was displeased about the Company chairman’s utterances vehemently denied the money allegations as he took to Twitter to slam White and ask for his UFC release.
“If you’re going to stick to these lies, I’m going to stick to defending myself. Please have your lawyer Hunter Campbell release those text messages,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Don’t be a f**king liar, my reputation has already taking enough hits. I don’t need this bulls**t Dana. I never asked for Diante Wilder’s numbers. And how about since Diante is making 30 million, we settle for half of that. Since you said I’m the goat and everything.”
He added: “I don’t even make half of half of what Diante Wilder makes. If my reputation causes you to undervalue me this much. Just go ahead and release me from my @Ufc contract altogether. I’m sure some promoter somewhere will be more than happy to pick me up.
“And if I wanted to compare money to someone else, I would compare money to my brothers. I see firsthand the way the NFL treats their champion athletes, there’s a huge difference. I’ve kept my mouth shut my entire career.
“Do I make 5+ per fight yes. Should I stick to that number for my super fights? No. If you don’t agree with me you just don’t know business. I certainly didn’t ask for 30, never even threw out a number.”