JON JONES has begged the UFC to release him and accused Dana White of 'treating him like s***' and HATING him in a series of deleted Tweets.
The UFC legend moved up to heavyweight last year, and after Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic for the belt, it set up a super-fight.
But Jones has made it clear he wants an increase in his purse to fight newly crowned champion Ngannou.
And judging by his latest set of tweets, which have now been deleted, his demand has not been met.
Jones, 33, posted: "Please just cut me already.
"You would rather have me around and treat me like s***.
"I swear the UFC industry has been nothing but depressing for me.
"I feel like my wings are being clipped.
"What type of weird s*** is this, obviously the boss hates me. Let me take my business elsewhere."
Jones found himself in a similar spot with the UFC last year after White claimed he asked for £25million to fight Ngannou.
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The former light-heavyweight champion flat out refuted those accusations, instead explaining he wanted just a raise on his usual pay.
Jones enjoyed a career best £420,000 purse in 2017 for his rematch against Daniel Cormier.
But bonuses would have seen that figure rise, and in a tweet in May he revealed he makes upwards of $5m (£4m) per fight.
Jones was vocal online after Ngannou's stunning rematch win over Miocic at UFC 260, and reiterated his stance on pay.
He posted: "If anyone is wondering if I really want to fight, the answer is yes. I also really want to get paid.
"I quit the light heavyweight division, literally gained a massive amount of weight.
"And now people are saying I’m afraid? Everyone but me claiming that I’m afraid. All I asked was to get paid.
"Why does a fighter have to be afraid the second he mentions he wants to get paid his worth. What an insult.
"Conor McGregor wants big money, it’s expected. Jon Jones wants money, now he’s scared."
UFC president White questioned whether Jones really wants to face Ngannou, 34, as he referenced the money dispute.
He said: “Listen, I can sit here all day and tell you, what’s show me the money mean?
"I tell you guys this all the time, you can say you want to fight somebody, but do you really want to?”
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