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Despite the fact that the president of the UFC, Dana White, has officially announced Jon Jones as the next contender for the heavyweight title, the organization is still struggling to negotiate with the former UFC 205lb champion for his heavyweight debut.
“I have come to a point in my career where I can quite comfortably and confidently call myself the greatest fighter of all time,” Jon Jones tweeted. “As soon as I receive the honorarium corresponding to this status, you can buckle up – it will be a wild ride. The legacy does not stand still “
“The reigning UFC heavyweight champion is 38 years old and I’m only 33. Mark my words – this title will be on my waist. I’m just in no hurry. I will continue to build my body by focusing on the right things, and I hope one day the organization will see more value in me. “
According to the UFC plan, Jon Jones is set to face the winner of the title fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou before the end of the year, who will lead UFC 260 in Las Vegas on March 27.