Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou had a battle of views at the PFL tournament

Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou had a battle of views at the PFL tournament

The two strongest heavyweights on the planet, Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou, had a battle of the eye when they went head-to-head at PFL 5 in Atlanta.

Although a duel between the two seems unlikely, at least in the near future, the fighters behaved like potential rivals, each of whom considers himself a heavyweight king.

Specifically, Jones asked Ngannou if he was improving his wrestling skills, adding that the Cameroonian would “take over a year” to prepare for his level of wrestling. Ngannou, in response, recalled that he had been waiting for two years in the UFC for a fight with an American who did not dare to enter the octagon with him. Jones explained that he “needed more time to gain weight and kick your ass.”

Despite the skirmish, it was clear that there was no real enmity between the fighters, and in the end they parted amicably, wishing each other good luck.

Recall that at the beginning of this year, Francis Ngannou left the UFC, vacating the title, and later signed a contract with the PFL league, in which he plans to debut next year. Jon Jones returned to the octagon in March after a three-year hiatus and won the vacant UFC heavyweight championship belt, finishing with Cyril Gan’s guillotine choke in the first round. According to available information, the American will fight his next fight against his compatriot Stipe Miocic or Russian Sergey Pavlovich.