The rightful number one contender though, isn’t having any of it, as Francis Ngannou says he’d be “shocked” if Jones manages to skip the line for a title shot.
“Come on, Jonny. I’m still right here. You can sit down and wait your turn,” Ngannou told Brett Okamoto. “I would be shocked if UFC let him pass me.”
“Francis (Ngannou) is definitely next,” White said on the UFC 252 post-fight press conference. “You can’t jump over Francis. Francis has been out there destroying everybody. If you look at how long ago it was that he got that title shot — he’s worked his way back. It belongs to Francis Ngannou.
“But yeah, Jon Jones going to heavyweight is very interesting.”