Jon Jones made good on his promises to run through Cyril Gane with ease, defeating him in the first round by guillotine chokehold submission.
One interested bystander was the UFC heavyweight legend, Stipe Miocic, who Jon Jones immediately signaled he would be willing to fight next, with Dana White confirming that was the plan.
‘I don’t know when, but he’s definitely fighting Stipe.’ White confirmed.
While Jon Jones already gave an insight into his desire to knock Miocic off his throne as the unofficial greatest heavyweight of all time.
‘You’re the greatest heavyweight of all time, and that’s what I want. I want you – real bad.’ Jones uttered with menacing intention.
Jon Jones To Fight Stipe Miocic
Miocic indicated that a timeline of July has already been given for the bout and left UFC fight fans in doubt as to how seriously he would take preparations for a match-up with Jones.
‘I’ll see him in July. I’m going to train my ass off and I’m going to beat his ass.’ Miocic declared.
UFC commentator, Joe Rogan said that UFC International Fight Week, which takes place in Las Vegas between the 3rd and 9th of July, has been talked about as a potential date and location for the bout. Seemingly aligned with Miocic’s thoughts on when the mega-showdown between the two greats might go down.
Jones has only ever lost a fight by disqualification, for the illegal use of his elbows, against Matt Hamill back in 2009. He was making his return to the octagon on Saturday night, after a three-year absence.
Miocic is 20-4 as a mixed martial artist, featuring on a whopping 7 PPV bills, which include wins over Alistair Overeem, Francis Ngannou, and Daniel Cormier.
Despite being a novice UFC fan, it didn’t take Sherlock Homes to detect the difference in levels between Jones and Gane on Saturday night. One thing’s for certain, Jon Jones is back and a clash with Miocic is a tantalizing prospect for any combat sport aficionado.
By Harry Duffy
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