Jon Jones recently made his comeback to the UFC after taking a break following his relinquishment of the light heavyweight championship in 2020. This time, however, he came back as a heavyweight and claimed the title with a dominant first-round submission win against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285.
Now that Jones is the heavyweight champion, fans and analysts alike are speculating on who he might fight next. One of the most popular rumored opponents is Stipe Miocic, who is widely regarded as one of the best heavyweights in UFC history.
Even UFC champion Demetrious Johnson weighed in on the potential matchup during an AMA session on Reddit.com/r/MMA, expressing his support for Jones despite Miocic’s impressive track record.
However, it’s still unclear whether a Jones vs. Miocic fight will happen anytime soon. Although it was rumored that the two would face off at UFC 290, recent reports suggest that the main event for that card will be a featherweight unification match between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez.
Nonetheless, fans remain excited about the possibility of a Jones vs. Miocic showdown, and it’s clear that Jones has no shortage of challengers vying for a shot at his title. Stay tuned for updates on this highly anticipated matchup.