UFC President Dana White is breaking crazy news for fans that a match between former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former 205lb thief Jon Jones is possible.
Miocic recently lost his belt when he was knocked out by Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 in March, but he remains one of the sport’s top heavyweights and has yet to give any indication that he will retire despite his brutal KO loss. Ngannou is currently set to fight Derrick Lewis in a rematch that marks his first title defense, which means Jones, who was originally supposed to fight the winner Ngannou against Lewis, is currently on the sidelines, waiting to be a fight is ordered. Since both Miocic and Jones have no rivals and both men want to fight for the heavyweight belt, a match with them is possible.
Speaking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, White said that a heavyweight matchup between Miocic and Jones is possible, with the winner presumably being next in line for a title shot.
“Well, a lot of people didn’t think (Miocic) was the heavyweight GOAT. He is the heavyweight GOAT. He is, the guy is. He’s put in the work and done all the things you need to be the heavyweight GOAT. He is (the GOAT), that’s a fact. And I don’t know, we’ll see what’s next. I like that he’s fired up and wants to fight again. But yeah, I mean listen, we could do Jon and Stipe too,” Dana White said.
A Miocic vs. Jones fight was in the works four years ago at UFC 218 but it never came to fruition. In 2021, it’s possible we finally see this fight pitting the greatest heavyweight in UFC against the greatest light heavyweight in UFC history. Even with no title on the line, this would be a huge fight, and it will be interesting to see if Jones is interested in Miocic.