Jon Jones Explains Why Only Stipe Miocic Fight Makes Sense

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UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has expressed his desire to face only one opponent next; Stipe Miocic.

Jones has been facing criticism from fans and critics for his reluctance to face current interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall.

‘Bones’ was set to go up against Miocic at UFC 295, but he had to back out because of an injury. With the former light heavyweight king out, the UFC set up a fight between Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich for the interim heavyweight title at UFC 295. The Brit won that fight by knockout to bag the interim title and earn a well-deserved title unification bout against the American.

In an interview with ‘X’, Jones broke silence and explained why he’s leaning towards fighting Miocic.

“I’m in the middle of a pretty clear decision. Stick to exact and original plans, and fight the man with all the accolades or completely disregard all of the Stipe training I’ve put in and fight another potential hype train that may not even be around in three years. I am not changing my plans for anyone. Stipe is over there as the best heavyweight ever working his ass off. I’m gonna give that man what he wants, and I’m going to claim another head. Whatever comes next comes next.”

Jones also took at jab at critics who believe he is ‘scared’ of Aspinall.

“I was talking about retirement after Stipe way before there was an intern champion announced. I would literally be in the same exact position if Sergei would had one. I love how the UK have convinced themselves I’m afraid of their intern champion,opens me up to a whole new fan base.They all know who the actual champion is.”

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