This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Privacy PolicyOK!



×
Special News

Articles » UFC » UFC News »

Dana White Hoping Jon Jones Vs. Stipe Miocic This Summer

Dana White Hoping Jon Jones Vs. Stipe Miocic This Summer

Views: 253 | Updated On: | By Jitu Jangir



UFC president Dana White is hoping to get Jon Jones back in the octagon this summer!

Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), a former multitime UFC light heavyweight champion, hasn’t fought since February 2020. After conflict with UFC President Dana White over pay in May 2020, Jones said he had vacated the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.



Jones was targeting a fight with heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou and according to White wanted "Deontay Wilder money", referring to Wilder's reported $25–30 million earnings in his rematch with Tyson Fury held in February 2020.

On August 15, 2020, Jones announced on social media that he would be relinquishing the Light Heavyweight Championship, as well expressing his desire to move up to heavyweight.

Dane White recently told TMZ that he has the desire to book Jones in the coming months – with Miocic (20-4 MMA, 14-4 UFC) being the ideal opponent.



“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.”

According to MMA Junkie, Miocic was recently offered an interim heavyweight championship bout against Jones at UFC 276 on July 2 in Las Vegas. Whether Miocic agrees to the terms and Jones can come to an agreement with the promotion, remains to be seen.

To stay updated with all the latest combat sports news, add Sacnilk.com to your Google News feeds and follow us on Twitter.

Tags:


Share:


Comments

Write Your Comment Here

Max Comment Length: 100 Words; Please Don't Use Bad Language Otherwise your comment will be removed


snlogo
Follow Us On Social Media: Sacnilk