Francis Ngannou’s ‘leg would snap Jon Jones’ in half after just one kick’, warns Stephen Thompson


Francis Ngannou’s ‘tree trunk legs could snap Jon Jones’ in half after just one kick’ if heavyweights collide, warns Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson

  • Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane to retain the UFC heavyweight title 
  • He is set for some time on the sidelines amid injured knee and contract dispute 
  • But Jon Jones still looks the most likely fight for the champion when he returns 
  • Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson thinks Jones’ leg would get snapped by champ 


Jon Jones would have his ‘leg snapped in half by Francis Ngannou if he fought the UFC heavyweight champion, says Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. 

The welterweight watched on at the weekend when Ngannou defended his title against Ciryl Gane having showcased his wrestling skills in a surprising turnaround. 

Afterwards, he revealed he had taken the fight with a torn MCL and damaged ACL so could be set for a long spell on the sidelines, particularly with his heated contract row rumbling on. 

Francis Ngannou (right) has the leg size to ‘snap’ Jon Jones, says Stephen Thompson

But when he does return, a showdown with Jon Jones, who has been bulking up for two years, seems the most likely option. 

Ngannou’s ‘tree trunk’ legs would cause serious damage to the former light-heavyweight champion, who is nicknamed ‘Bones’ for a reason, says Thompson. 

‘I just wanna see how big he is compared to the other guys,’ he said on his podcast What’s Up Everybody

‘He’s tall enough, but you’ve seen Jon Jones’ legs and you’ve seen Gane or Francis’ legs? Massive. Tree trunks. 

Thompson says the fight to make next at heavyweight involves Jones making his debut

Thompson says the fight to make next at heavyweight involves Jones making his debut

Jones is bulking up for his first heavyweight fight but remains at loggerheads with the UFC

Jones is bulking up for his first heavyweight fight but remains at loggerheads with the UFC

‘I just feel like they could leg kick Jon Jones one time, just snap it in half. Those are the fights to make.’ 

Whether or not Jones will enter the octagon again remains a mystery after his lack of action over the past two years. 

He has his own contract dispute with the UFC and wants to be paid more money for huge pay-per-view showdowns, as a fight with Ngannou would be. 

It will be fascinating to see how the organisation resolve the issues with their top heavyweight stars over the coming months.  

'Bones' was given a nickname due to his skinny legs but they have not hampered him

‘Bones’ was given a nickname due to his skinny legs but they have not hampered him 

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