Stipe Miocic believes a fight between Jon Jones will happen.
For quite a few years now, many fans have called for Jones to move up to heavyweight. Yet, he has been reluctant to do until recently when he called for a scrap against Francis Ngannou. If Jones and the UFC can figure things out, Stipe Miocic believes he will fight Jon Jones.
“Yeah I mean yeah, it’s up to the UFC,” Stipe Miocic said to Line Movement. “I’d fight anyone.”
“I definitely think it would be a great fight for him and I think I’d walk out [as the champ],” he explained. “He’s in a different weight class and I think I’d do well. I know I’d do well.”
Before a Miocic vs. Jones fight can happen, the heavyweight champion needs to get past Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 252. It is the trilogy bout with both men winning by knockout. If Miocic defeats “DC” again and defends his belt, a scrap against Jon Jones could certainly make sense.
Jon Jones, meanwhile, has not fought since he defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 to defend his belt. Before that, he beat Thiago Santos by split decision and Anthony Smith by decision for his first title defense since reclaiming his belt at UFC 232.