John Morgan is on furlough this week but is still working, via "The MMA Road Show with John Morgan.” First stop is UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones who is not impressed that the UFC would not go above contract for a fight vs. top heavyweight Francis Ngannou.
"I'm just in a spot where I'm shocked," said Jones. "The UFC clearly told me that they would redo my contract the day I went heavyweight, and it would be a different deal, so I've always held that in my back pocket ... Thursday, I found out that that's just simply not happening, and it's upsetting. I feel like someone's put a little bit of a limit on my ceiling."
"I had a conversation with one of the higher-ups, and before we got into money, it wasn't like I asked for too much money, it was just flat out, 'No,' right off the bat. ... They just said that they feel like they're taking care of me pretty good and that if I want to make more money, inevitably my money will go up by fighting Francis and those more entertaining fights. But that just wasn't the deal, originally."
"You're willing to pay other fighters tens of millions of dollars to fight, but you're not going to give me $1 extra to put my life on the line against Francis Ngannou?"
"I feel like I don't have to answer to them if this is how they're going to treat me. I'm totally fine with them vacating the belt, letting someone else fight for the belt, and I'll come around I guess when I'm ready to, and I'll see if they're willing to pay for a really big fight. But as of right now, to fight Jan Blachowicz, what do I have to gain there? To fight Dominick Reyes? Any one of them, I don't have much to gain in these situations.
"As a partner, it was always very clear that my best days would be when I move to heavyweight, but now they just s*** on all that, and I'm hurt, to be honest with you."