The UFC isn't willing to give Jon Jones what he wants for a move up to heavyweight, the 205-pound champion claimed Thursday on Twitter.
Jones has teased a potential superfight with Francis Ngannou ever since the top heavyweight contender earned a 20-second knockout win at UFC 249. The two fighters have spent the last two weeks trading barbs on social media.
However, it appears Jones' initial negotiation with Dana White and Co. didn't go well.
Ngannou, who has been waiting for a rematch with champion Stipe Miocic, quickly joined Jones in calling out the UFC for standing in the way of the potential superfight.
In recent years, Jones has made it clear he wants to jump up a weight class to bolster his legacy - but only for the right price.
The light heavyweight champion most recently beat Dominick Reyes via unanimous decision in a closely contested bout in February.
Jones was paid a guaranteed purse of $500,000 for the title defense against Reyes. He took home the same amount for wins against Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos in March and July of last year, respectively.