Derrick Lewis (Not Jon Jones) Will Get Title Shot Against Francis Ngannou

After Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic in dominant fashion to win the UFC heavyweight belt, many UFC fans were hoping his next opponent would be Jon Jones. At one point, Jones was confident that he’d be Ngannou’s next fight.


On Wednesday, Francis Ngannou’s next fight was announced. And it won’t be Jon Jones.

UFC veteran Derrick Lewis will get his shot at the belt first.

While Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou will be a great fight, it’s not quite Jon Jones level. “Bones” took to Twitter to announce that he hired a new fight advisor amid the announcement, and he’s willing to be patient before booking any future fights.

Dana White had nothing but praise for Jon Jones’ new fight promoter, and hopefully we’ll get to see a massive fight with Jon Jones involved sometime in the near future.

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