Jon Jones To Wait Until September For Stipe Miocic Fight, Wants ‘Heavyweight GOAT At His Absolute Best’

Jones will now wait until September to fight Miocic after recent reports of a July interim heavyweight title fight between the pair.

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Jon Jones Stipe - Image via @stipemiocic @jonnybones Instagram

We’ll have to wait just a bit more longer for Jon Jones to make his heavyweight debut.

It appeared we would finally see Jones — who last competed in February 2019 — make his much-awaited move up when it was reported that an interim heavyweight title fight between him and Stipe Miocic was in the works for UFC 279 in July.

Additionally, UFC president Dana White stated that Jones being part of the promotion’s summer lineup against Miocic would make plenty of sense.

“I was just telling somebody the other day, our lineup for this summer is incredible,” White said. “So I’m hoping Jon Jones is going to be part of that lineup this summer… Stipe makes sense.”

Jon Jones Will Wait For Stipe Miocic Until September: No Excuses

However, fans will have to wait at least two more months now.

The reason? Jones somehow caught wind that Miocic would be at his absolute peak in September. And with Jones wanting to face the “heavyweight GOAT” at his absolute best, he is now prepared to wait until September.

“Stipe is saying that he will be at his absolute peak in September. I’m disappointed but patient, I want the heavyweight goat at his absolute best. I’ll wait until September. No excuses”

Jones revealed his disappointment when a fan responded to him soon after.

“It really does man, my coaches and their families were definitely excited for this fight. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed today”

Of course, Miocic hasn’t come out and stated anything as of yet.

Perhaps we’ll get some updates from White in the coming days as to what the exact status of the fight is.

Published on April 26, 2022 at 9:07 pm
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