ESPN’s Marc Raimondi disclosed that the revised schedule involves the two facing off inside the Octagon in the autumn. Undoubtedly, this is a familiar experience for Jones which he experienced last year.
At that time, it was reported that Miocic would not be prepared to face Jones until September, but that never materialized.
And that is something that had gotten on Jones’ nerves, with suggestions that Miocic was ducking.
Bro it’s simple, either you believe in yourself or you don’t. Either you want this challenge or you don’t. Stop wasting everyone’s time.
— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 16, 2023
After all, following a hiatus lasting more than three years, Jones secured the heavyweight title through a commanding performance against Ciryl Gane.
And as there were hopes that he could face Miocic in the summer, the same could not be said now.
“I’ve seen several tweets talking about Jones vs. Miocic at UFC 290 in July. That’s still the fight all parties want next, but it won’t happen in July and hasn’t really been discussed for July in a while. Much more likely now for the fall,” Raimondi
Those comments did not resonate well with the UFC fans on social media.
Social Media Reaction
Sucks. I’m cancelling my flight and hotel. @rafaelled
— Ethan (@EZebroni) April 13, 2023
Damn. That sucks
— Irieravelord (@Irieravelord710) April 12, 2023
At some point this is ridiculous. If this has anything to do with specifically stipe this is non sense. The worst thing that happened to the HW division as far as exposure was have stipe become champ. 6 fights since 2017..6! Now he’s holding up again? Media call this guy out.
— RAUL (@R_Pas88) April 12, 2023