If Jon Jones If he wants to regain the good grace of his boss, he may have taken a step in the right direction.
Jones On Wednesday he announced that he had hired Richard Schaefer As his new adviser. The news follows a recent revelation that a former UFC light heavyweight champion hadn’t worked with first-round management Maruki and Abegawa, who had been with him for over a decade.
And while the change in MMA wording may seem a bit inside baseball, it’s especially noteworthy to Jones these days, thanks to him. Continuing cracks with UFC President Dana White, He has fought publicly through social media and press conferences on what to pay for the next fight. This is expected to be heavyweight, It may be a year away now..
The potential good news for Jones is that White seems to be a fan of Schaefer, a former CEO of Boxing’s Golden Boy Promotions.
“I like Richard,” White told the UFC broadcast partner. ESPN“I’ve known Richard for a long time, and obviously he made the Golden Boy. He founded the company. He knows what he’s doing. He’s head He’s a good guy. I like and respect him. If I can accomplish something, I’ll do it. “
Dana White of John Jones holding Richard Schaefer. “I like Richard. I’ve known Richard for a long time, and obviously he made the Golden Boy. He founded the company. What he’s doing I know, he’s a wise man. I like and respect him. If I can accomplish something, I’ll do it. “
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 26, 2021
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) fought in February 2020 when he made a unanimous decision from Dominick Reyes to defend the £ 205 title at UFC 247. This was arguably the closest battle in his career. Two-thirds of media outlets tracked by MMADecisions.com Won the battle for Reyes. The victory came after a split call to Thiago Santos, the only split decision in Jones’ career to date.
In August 2020, Jones was promoted to heavyweight with a light heavyweight title. For some time after Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, he was estimated to be in the first row of shots on the belt. But with his spats at White Overpay at the center, Derrick Lewis is now effectively the next line. Things seem so frayed between Jones and White, so the UFC president recently said Miocchi could be the next possible winner of the Ganoluis winner.
And it may fit Jones’ newly announced time frame. He posted on Twitter on Wednesday saying that the physical leap to the heavyweight division could take longer than he thought-and he’s ready to keep on the sidelines next year to size. ..
But at least when he’s ready to go back, Jones can probably benefit from Schaefer in his corner at the table of negotiations between White and the UFC-although I know the time.
– MMA Sports
UFC boss Dana White gives John Jones’ new advisor a sign of approval
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/05/dana-white-approves-jon-jones-new-advisor-ufc-mma-richard-schaefer UFC boss Dana White gives John Jones’ new advisor a sign of approval