Daniel Cormier Says Jon Jones Will Get the Title Shot Ahead of Stipe Miocic

Published 01/12/2022, 3:45 AM EST
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones interacts with media during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)


Daniel Cormier is one of the few fighters who has remained of utmost importance to the UFC even after retirement. The former dual champion is the go-to person to get the ground reality of the game. Notably, this time he details what will really happen to the heavyweight division when Jon Jones steps in.

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Ever since Jones finished his decimation of the 205-pounds division and started eyeing the one above it, fans have speculated as to when exactly ‘Bones’ will get to the title shot. In a conversation with The Schmo, Cormier shed light on the same.

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“Honestly, man, it’s just a matter of when Jones gets there, right? And rightfully so, you know, for all that he’s done at 205. When he goes to heavyweight, it is his matchup to turn down. It has to be for Jon Jones and what he decides to do.” 

‘DC’ also revealed that former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic won’t be a hurdle for Jones’ heavyweight campaign.

“So, as much as Stipe is probably deserving, are we talking deserving, or what’s gonna happen? Because even though Stipe is deserving, [When] Jones makes it known he is at heavyweight and ready to fight. He’s gonna be the guy that gets the title fight.”

As a dominant champion who relinquished his belt to move up, it makes sense for Jones to get a title shot the moment he returns. However, as stranger things have happened in MMA, it remains to be seen who gets to the title shot first.

Francis Ngannou considers Jon Jones as the greatest striker in MMA

In a video on his YouTube channel, UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou revealed who he thinks is the best MMA striker.

Although the ‘Predator’ primed his former sparring partner and now opponent, Ciryl Gane, as the best kickboxer. He was totally adamant about Jon Jones’ name on the best striker award.

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“If I’m about to say the best striker for MMA striking, it would still be Jon Jones. But if we go kickboxing style, then I think it will be Ciryl Gane. But for MMA striking, I would give it to Jon Jones. Because, like, with his elbow and all this stuff that he does.. the oblique kick, all those stuff,” the Cameroonian claimed.

Francis Ngannou will go up against the undefeated interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane to decide the fate of the 265-pounds division. The duo will fight to unify the heavyweight title at UFC 270 in Anaheim, California on the 22nd of January.

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Based on Ngannou’s comments, it seems certain that should he win, he will challenge ‘Bones‘. What do you make of Cormier’s comments? Will Jon Jones fight the UFC 270 main event winner?

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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