Jon Jones is not entirely convinced about the idea of taking on Stipe Miocic for his heavyweight debut. He looked to inform people that they should not get too excited just yet, especially before an official announcement is made.
During his media round ahead of UFC 262, president White mentioned that there is the possibility of Jones facing Miocic. Jones was not entirely on board with White’s idea, with a series of deleted tweets from his personal account proof of this.
“Don’t get excited people, I’m not fighting Stipe,” Jones said.
“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,” he said in a subsequent post.
“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.”
Before the commencement of the latest heavyweight title bout between Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic, White had said that Jones would be fighting against the winner of the belt. The fight resulted in ‘The Predator’ winning the match after a violent knockout.
Later, there was a clash between the UFC and Jones over his paycheque. The former light heavyweight champion demanded a hefty paycheque to step into the Octagon with Ngannou. There were rumours that Jones had asked for $30 million. The fighter has, however, denied this.
The promotion seems to have moved on from Jones as White spoke about him working on Ngannou’s rematch with Derrick Lewis.
Ngannou would be defending his title in the match. White, while making these statements, also mentioned a possible Jones vs. Moicic face-off.