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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision.

Jon Jones To Give Up UFC Title Amid Pay Disputes With Dana White

Jon Jones. one of the most accomplished UFC fighters in history with a record of 26-2 during his career and a light heavyweight title, will be vacating his title amid pay disputes with the UFC. 

On Sunday, Jones tweeted out, “To the light-heavyweight title – veni, vidi, vici.” This phrase is Latin for “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Although not directly saying it, it appears that Jones is giving up his title.

Jones has been at the center of disputes with UFC President Dana White over pay disputes. Jones tweeting Sunday, “I hurt myself every time I walk out there and take a punch to the head and not feel my pay is worth it anymore.”  Jones has said that he wants to be compensated fairly for what he has put himself through. 

These disputes stem from the 32-year old Jones demanding upwards of $15 million to fight Francis Ngannou, which White called “crazy.” After an event in Las Vegas on Saturday, White spoke about Jones saying he is free to do what he wants. “He can do whatever he wants to do. He can sit out, he can fight, he can whatever,” White said. “Jon Jones can say whatever he wants publicly. It’s his God-given right here in America. He can say whatever he wants. And when he’s ready to come back and fight, he can.” 

 

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