The media war between Jon Jones and Dana White, which we can also call a kind of negotiation, continued in a somewhat conciliatory tone in a statement by the UFC president. At least that’s how his statement from the press conference after the UFC 262 event could be understood.
"Jones has to decide for himself whether to fight. No one is forcing him to do anything. Behind him is a successful career and an incredible legacy." "He can retire this second and I will still consider him the best ever.
Of course, until someone else reaches his achievements. He can fight this summer or he never has to again. It's all up to him, "White said. As noted, this sounded conciliatory, that is as if White was “putting the ball on the ground”.
But it is clear what he wanted to say. He left it to Jones to decide on his return to fighting and did not intend to beg him. Of course, if White is the one, that would give Jones a basis for what he was aiming for, repairing the financial side of his contract.
As long as the former light heavyweight champion comes in first, the UFC is in the lead. This is where they break the most and that is the reason why there is no direct communication between the two of them. But Jones continued in his tone, as usual, with a series of posts on Twitter.
It all started with the one in which he reveals that he is not in a hurry.
"I’m really not sure when I’ll be fighting next, but some downtime after a decade of wins is a nice little change up right now."
Jones took the opportunity to answer a fan who asked him when his next fight would follow. There was also a provocation, by a person who said that in this way he would actually become irrelevant. "I’m really not sure when I’ll be fighting next, but some downtime after a decade of wins is a nice little change up right now."
was the response to the aforementioned. He then left his story to higher powers. "Honestly I’m a blessed individual. My whole story is in Gods hands, I believe there’s huge things in my future. Things don’t always happen when we want them to" he explained, adding: "Sometimes I feel like my life is one big bonus, never imagine I would be in this position in life.
I’m grateful even when things don’t go my way" Standard Jones, would say those who have already witnessed such statements and announcements. And these statements are unlikely to affect the UFC in any way. In fact, it’s better not to even think about when Jones ’return could happen.
As Jon himself said, something doesn't happen when you want it to, but it surprises you. So let it surprise us, whenever it is.