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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic says he doesn’t think about a super fight with Jon Jones until he defeats Francis Ngannou at UFC 260.
Stipe Miocic will put his heavyweight title on the line Saturday night when he takes on Ngannou in a rematch at UFC 260 main event. The two rivals met three years ago at UFC 220 and Miocic dominated Ngannou in his fight to make a decision. houses. After this first meeting, Miocic went 2-1 in his trilogy against Daniel Cormier, while Ngannou showed 4-1 after Miocic’s first fight, with his last four first-round knockout wins.
It’s a huge battle between the two elite heavyweights, and with UFC gold on the line, the stakes are as high as possible. But the possibility that the winner of this fight will face UFC superstar Jones makes it all the more important for Miocic and Ngannou to come up with their hands up. Only one person will win the fight and the belt, and only one person will have the opportunity to fight Jones next. But until he actually comes out and defeats Ngannou again, Miocic doesn’t think about Jones at all.
Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Miocic said that he is fully focused on facing Ngannu right now, and at this point, he hasn’t even begun to worry about a possible Jones fight.
“Right now all I’m worried about is the fight coming up with Francis. That’s all I care about. I’m not going to worry about Jon Jones until I take care of business,” Miocic said.
While Miocic knows that Jon Jones’ fight and defeat can add to his legacy in MMA, he gives his full attention to Francis Ngannou until he really steps in and wins.
“No question, definitely but all I’m worried about is Francis. That’s all I care about. The task at hand right now. He’s the only one,” Miocic said.
Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will fight at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in the main event of UFC 260.