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Jones Apologizes for Joshua vs. Ngannou Prediction: "Rooting for Francis, But Betting on Joshua"

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones found himself in the spotlight once again, this time for his prediction on the upcoming heavyweight boxing clash between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou.

Jon Jones
Jon Jones

While attending the PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions event in Riyadh, Jones expressed his mixed feelings about the March 8th fight, scheduled to air live on DAZN.

“I’m rooting for Francis to win,” Jones declared, “only because of his story, how far he’s come in life, him being a fellow mixed-martial artist. How could you not root for Francis?”

He went on to praise Ngannou’s character, calling him a “wonderful, stand-up person.” However, when it came down to who he believed would win, Jones switched gears.

“But Anthony Joshua has been doing this since he was a young boy,” Jones said, “and I’m the type of guy who just gives respect where it’s due.”

With a chuckle, he added, “So if I personally had to put my money on it – not that I gamble – I would put it on Anthony Joshua.”

Ending with a playful apology, Jones stated, “But I am rooting for Francis. Sorry, Francis!”

This mixed prediction immediately sparked reactions from boxing and MMA fans alike. Some saw it as a genuine expression of Jones’s respect for both fighters, while others speculated that it was a strategic move to stay in the public eye.

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