Stipe Miocic: Jon Jones ‘Still Got To Wait In Order” For Heavyweight Title Shot
Stipe Miocic is standing his ground for another shot at the title.
And he isn’t letting anyone get past him – not even Jon Jones, he said. Miocic said he’s open to fighting Jones – who competes in light heavyweight, but has been bulking up for the heavyweight division – but Jones shouldn’t go straight for Francis Ngannou, the heavyweight champion.
“I don’t know, I know he wants a title shot. I know he’s probably one of the greatest of all time, but he’s still got to wait in order. It’s like me going to light heavyweight and being like, ‘I want a shot,’ and skipping over him,” Miocic told The MMA Hour.
Miocic, a former two-time heavyweight champion, has been vocal about taking the belt back ever since his loss to Ngannou in March in a rematch fight.
He’s also said he didn’t appreciate how the UFC set up an interim fight with Ciryl Gane and Derrick Lewis, which Gane went on to win and is now set to face Ngannou in January.
Jones, meanwhile, has been caught up in legal incidents including an arrest on domestic violence charges. He has since been released on bail.
“I hope he’s okay,” Miocic said of Jones.