Jon Jones has thrown fuel on the fire linking him to a clash with the former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic this summer.
Earlier in the week, we brought you word from ESPN’s Chael Sonnen – via Ariel Helwani – that the UFC were looking at a heavyweight clash between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.
The winner, of course, would be the prime position to take on the divisional champion Daniel Cormier – a fight that, no matter who it is between Jones and Miocic, would carry one seriously huge narrative.
Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Chael explained how the news came to him via ESPN‘s Helwani.
“When Ariel says that he is ‘hearing talks’ – when Ariel says he is ‘hearing talks’, Ariel knows. Ariel is a journalist – he does not speculate, he says I’m hearing that both parties have agreed – or that both parties are interested rather.
“Now listen to this one. Listen to what Ariel said. Jon Jones, at heavyweight, versus – and I know you’re all going to think I’ll say Daniel Cormier or Brock Lesnar, I’m not.
“Jon Jones versus Stipe Miocic. Woah! That got my attention. Really?
“Stipe Miocic, who has kind of been sitting out and playing hard-ball, all of a sudden is willing to come to the table for Jon Jones? That’s compelling as hell to me.
“And it does serve the purpose of setting somebody big up for Daniel [Cormier] because whoever comes out of that fight – people are going to say ‘I want to see you take on Daniel.”
Now, Jon took to his official Twitter to hint that he is interested in a match against the most decorated heavyweight champ in UFC history in July.
I don’t think you guys are ready to witness @stipemiocic and I, would July give you all enough time?
— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 27, 2019
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena