Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic is falling aside, fears former UFC champ and Jones rival

Daniel Cormier involved over Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic

Following his first-round submission of Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 this previous March, Jon Jones shifted his focus to his subsequent opponent: Stipe Miocic. The ex-UFC heavyweight champion was in attendance when Jones expressed curiosity in him as his first protection.

“Y’all wish to see me beat up Stipe?,” stated Jones in his post-fight interview. “One factor I do know in regards to the UFC is we give the followers what they wish to see. Stipe Miocic, I hope you’re coaching, my man. You’re the best heavyweight of all time, and that’s what I would like. I would like you. Real dangerous.”

Jones and Miocic have been , and so was UFC president Dana White, who hoped to schedule the battle in July. That was till ‘Bones’ stated he was listening to rumors that his opponent wouldn’t return by then, so their battle was postponed. Miocic responded, dispelling the rumors and promising Jones they’d battle in July. Since then, the newest replace on Jones vs. Miocic we now have obtained was from White, who stated the promotion was now hoping to schedule it for November. 

As we proceed to get additional and additional away from a possible date, ex-UFC champion Daniel Cormier is worried the battle might not occur.

“It simply seems like we’re going to overlook this one, too, and that’s unlucky,” stated Cormier on his official YouTube channel. “As a result of we simply missed Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones — one which we now have wished for a very long time. Now we received Jon Jones speaking to Tyson Fury, which Dana stated, ‘Hey, we’ll make it occur.’ Dana stated it. However now we received these guys speaking, Tyson Fury and Jon Jones, and for the report, Tyson Fury in a full-on battle with Jon Jones has no likelihood. And that’s no knock on Fury.

“In a singular ability set with Boxing gloves, Tyson Fury might be Jon Jones daily of the week. However, if by likelihood, they ever go right into a full-on battle, Fury has about as a lot of an opportunity as a man strolling right into a comfort retailer on the finish of your block to beat Jon Jones in a free battle. It’s not going to occur.”

Misplaced within the Jon Jones vs. Tyson Fury discourse is Stipe Miocic, who has not fought since his second-round KO loss to Francis Ngannou two years in the past. Although his return is likely one of the most extremely anticipated, Cormier worries that curiosity round it might dissipate until Miocic will get the Jones battle scheduled. 

For the previous two-division UFC champion, he desires to keep away from the same situation the place we lose one other ‘huge‘ battle.

“It’s precisely what occurred at any time when Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones was the discuss of the city and unexpectedly it began to shift,” stated Cormier. “As a result of we as people have quick consideration spans. There’s one thing that manner, I look and I’m gone. We have now received to, guys, Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones, we received to make this occur. In any other case, we’re going to overlook out on one other one. That is too huge of a battle to let it fall by the wayside. 

“I don’t know what’s occurring proper now on the backend that’s not permitting for this to come back collectively, nevertheless it wants to come back collectively for the sake of the heavyweight division. As a result of proper now, we will’t afford to have Jones lacking for so long as he was final time or perhaps a fraction of that.”

In accordance with UFC veteran Chael Sonnen, there’s trigger for concern relating to Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic. Throughout an look on Thiccc Boy, Sonnen claimed one other opponent was being pursued for the newly topped UFC heavyweight champion. 

“I’m listening to sturdy rumors that Stipe and Jones goes to go up in flames and that Sergei Pavlovich vs. Jones is going on in August,” stated Sonnen. “I’m listening to sturdy rumors on that. Robust sufficient that I can inform you that’s not less than being pursued. I don’t know the place they’re in agreeing, however that’s not less than being pursued. And in case you did have companions in Australia, you promised them ‘Izzy’ [Israel Adesanya] and also you stated, ‘Look, I can’t ship however I can deliver you Jones and Pavlovich, are we good?’ They’d in all probability say, ‘Yeah, we’re good.’”

Whether or not Jones vs. Miocic has gone ‘up in flames’ stays to be seen. 

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Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic is falling aside, fears former UFC champ and Jones rival