Stipe Miocic hints that showdown against Jon Jones could be his farewell

The UFC world was buzzing with excitement as Jon Jones made his long-awaited comeback at UFC 285.

Despite some controversies surrounding him, Jones impressed the crowd by winning against Ciryl Gane in just over two minutes, adding another UFC title to his legendary career. However, one heavyweight champion wasn’t so impressed – Stipe Miocic.

Miocic, considered one of the greatest heavyweights in MMA history, was among the top UFC competitors who witnessed the event. In a interview with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto, Miocic shared his thoughts on Jones’ performance, saying

“It’s a fight, you know. He won, good for him, You know, hats off. But unfortunately, he’s gotta fight me in July.”

The possibility of a match between Jones and Miocic has been highly anticipated by UFC fans. Okamoto asked Miocic if it would be his last, to which he replied,

“I mean yeah, we’ll see what happens. But I mean, listen, one fight at a time. But yeah, 100%. S**t’s gonna go my way.”

Miocic, at 40 years old, has an impressive record in the UFC.

He claimed the UFC heavyweight title after his victory against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198 and went on to beat Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, and Francis Ngannou, setting a promotional record for heavyweight title defenses.

Although he lost his belt to Daniel Cormier at UFC 226, he managed to win their trilogy by winning the next two matches against Cormier.

However, in his last match against Ngannou at UFC 260, Miocic was knocked out. This has raised some doubts about his ability to reclaim the heavyweight title, especially against an opponent as formidable as Jones.

The highly anticipated match between Jones and Miocic is set to take place in July. While Jones has proven himself to be a formidable opponent, Miocic’s impressive record and experience in the octagon cannot be underestimated.