Sonnen: Stipe-Jones In The Works
According to Bellator fighter, YouTuber, podcaster, and analyst, Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones’ debut at heavyweight won’t be an easy one.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Sonnen made it clear that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic are in negotiations for a mega-fight.
Sonnen cites a conversation with podcast co-host/ESPN analyst Ariel Helwani, as the start of this rumore.
“When Ariel says that he is ‘hearing talks’ – when Ariel says he is ‘hearing talks’, Ariel knows,” Sonnen explained. “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, “Sonnen said.
“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.”
On Wednesday, Jones would add more fuel to the fire by tweeting at Miocic.
I don’t think you guys are ready to witness @stipemiocic and I, would July give you all enough time?
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 27, 2019
Transcribed By Pundit Arena