- Dana White confirmed the UFC is planning to have Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic title fight at MSG
- The fight is expected to headline UFC 295 in November
The title fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic is undeniably one of, if not the biggest UFC event of the year. With that in mind, UFC president Dana White is keen on making it happen in a very fitting venue – The Madison Square Garden in New York.
MSG it is
In a recent talk with Sports Illustrated, White confirmed that the UFC is laser-focused on setting up Jones vs. Miocic at MSG.
“Yes [Madison Square Garden],” White said. “Yeah, that’s what we’re targeting. That’s what we’re thinking. [It’s] Likely.”
Jon is already the GOAT
White further talked about Jones’ case of becoming MMA’s GOAT, pointing out that “Bones” already earned the title but he thinks the heavyweight champ is eager to solidify it by beating Miocic “convincingly.”
“Jon Jones, next, you know obviously I’m pretty confident that Jon wants Stipe,” White explained. “He looks at Stipe as, people look at him as the greatest heavyweight of all time. And I think that’s what Jon wants. He wants to beat him convincingly. I mean, he’s already the G.O.A.T., but to go down as the greatest of all time. And it’ll be very hard to break his record if he does do it.”
White also revealed that Jones vs. Miocic will headline UFC 295 which is forecasted to take place sometime in November.
Ahead of the highly-anticipated match, Jones and Miocic have engaged in a little verbal war on social media over who’s ducking who. White has already put an end to it by insisting that the media just made a whole lot of drama out of it.
Meanwhile, Jones previously said that there’s a great chance that he will be considering retirement after he beat Miocic. However, “Bones” also made it clear that he wouldn’t think twice in putting the idea of retiring aside for a big-money fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.