Jon Jones is set to challenge the winner of Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou fight for heavyweight title.
“We know what he wants,” White told TMZ. “He wants the winner of Stipe and Francis, so that fight has got to happen first.
“It should happen this year. It depends if that fight with Stipe and Francis goes off before summer. Then we could have Jones vs. the winner happen in the summertime.”
As noted, After a spat with UFC President Dana White overpay in May 2020, Jones claimed to have vacated the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
On August 15, 2020, Jones announced on social media that he would be relinquishing the Light Heavyweight Championship, as well as expressing his desire to move up to heavyweight.