Former UFC light heavyweight title holder Jon Jones has no intention of waiting for the return of Francis Ngannou and is set to make his heavyweight debut against former division champ Stipe Miocic.
“The greatest heavyweight of all time against the greatest light heavyweight, who wants to see that? I’m in!” Jones tweeted.
A few days earlier, former UFC dual champion Daniel Cormier said he expected to see an interim title fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, the winner of which would challenge Francis Ngannou if the Cameroonian, who holds the current championship belt, remains in the organization. UFC President Dana White has also repeatedly spoken about his willingness to organize a fight between Jones and Miocic.
Recall that on January 22, Francis Ngannou successfully unified the interim and current UFC heavyweight titles, defeating Cyril Gan by unanimous decision, after which he made it clear that he was not going to fight under the current contract with the organization, which, in connection with his victory, was extended by one year. At the same time, Predator plans to operate on his knee in March, and the recovery process after the operation will take up to nine months.