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Jon Jones doubles down on calls to be released from UFC: ‘Put your money where your mouth is’

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“You’re talking all that big guy stuff about not caring, put your money where your mouth is and release me from that contract.”

Jon Jones and Dana White are still at each other’s throats.

Both men have gone back-and-forth in the media over the past couple of weeks due to a negotiation dispute, with ‘Bones’ accusing White of lying about how much money he requested for the Francis Ngannou bout.

White says Jones wanted $30 million for the matchup, but Jones claims he never requested a specific number.

Jones is now demanding that White release him from his contract after he accused the UFC president of tarnishing his name in public.

“The reporter asked Dana to show the text messages instead he gives a 55-second response talking about why would I lie,” Jones wrote. “At no point did I ever demand anything from you Dana, I simply asked for a super fight and asked to be compensated for it. You are the one who started talking negotiations publicly and showing the world how much you’ve been withholding from your athletes this whole time.

“Hunter and I had a very respectful conversation, I love how you’re trying to paint this picture of me being some angry guy disrespectfully demanding money. And then bringing up my out of the cage affairs to justify underpaying me by tens of millions for years.

“You’re talking all that big guy stuff about not caring, put your money where your mouth is and release me from that contract.”

Will White actually release Jones from his contract? Highly unlikely, but we live in crazy times.

Bloody Elbow will keep you updated on this story as it develops.