Jon Jones is very sure that he won’t take the Stipe Miocic fight that UFC President Dana White has in mind for him. Jones wants to fight for the title and has his eyes on current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Off late, it looks like Jon Jones’ dream of fighting Francis Ngannou for the title shot is fading away. Jones was looking to fight Francis but the pay-check dispute doesn’t seem to go in favour of the former light heavyweight champion. Dana proposed a fight between former heavyweight champion, Stipe but Jon is not interested in the idea of that fight.
Jon Jones took to Twitter to talk about these comments made by Dana White and explained why he would never fight Stipe before winning the title. But Jones was very quick to delete these tweets before it surfaced the feeds of every MMA fan. Jones said, “Don’t get excited people, I’m not fighting Stipe” he wrote on his Twitter account.
“I’m not here to fight Stipe but I will defend my belt against him no problem. I’m looking for the biggest draw and I’m willing to wait. 33 years old in better athlete right now than I’ve ever been before… im just going to keep training my ass off,” Bones explained further on fighting the former champion.
Jon Jones says Stipe Miocic does not bring any pay-per-view
When the Francis and Stipe rematch went down at UFC 260, it was assured that Jon Jones would be fighting the winner of that fight, which meant that he was okay then to fight Stipe. But now, when Francis has been matched up with Derrick Lewis. Now Bones is sure that he won’t fight Miocic purely because it does not sell more tickets.
“I’m sick of hearing the same shit, you’re not a big enough star, you don’t bring in enough paper view. I’m ready to fight fights that will bring in the pay-per-view. The world wants to see some black on black crime right now and I’m ready to give it to them,” he further wrote on his tweets which were later deleted.