Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t Want Jon Jones to Fight Stipe Miocic

Published 06/05/2021, 12:10 PM CDT


Jon Jones versus Francis Ngannou is arguably the most awaited fight of 2021. Fans are eager to watch this super fight before the year ends but the negotiations are on a hold for a while. Jones showed his interest of moving up to Heavyweight after defending his Light Heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes.

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This was his fourteenth title win in the UFC that came at UFC 247 back in 2020. After Francis Ngannou became the new Heavyweight King, ‘Bones’ had a new demand of 30 million dollars. Jon Jones clarified that he would only enter the octagon if he gets what he asked for. To discuss this scenario, Georges St-Pierre joined Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast.

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‘GSP’ debated Steve-O when Steve-O said, “Anybody’s advice to Jon Jones would be take the Stipe fight.” He said it because UFC is leaving the Jones deal behind and is moving forward with Derrick Lewis. ‘GSP’ didn’t agree and said “I think Jon should fight the champion, not Stipe. I think he should fight Francis Ngannou, the champion.”

Georges St-Pierre wants Jon Jones to fight for the title

Georges St-Pierre wants ‘Bones’ to take the title fight and does not want him to risk this opportunity. ‘GSP’ believes Jones can beat Stipe Miocic but if the title opportunity is open, why not take it? ‘GSP’ speaks “I believe, if I’m Jon Jones what we talk about is this, we talk about it like a chess game you know because these are big important decisions that you make. And fighting, there’s always a question. Because you think you beat one guy doesn’t mean that even if the odds favor you, doesn’t mean you’re always gonna win.”

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

‘GSP’ continues “I think it would be a mistake for Jon Jones to fight Stipe. I believe Jon Jones will beat Stipe however why taking the risk of fighting Stipe when you can wait and fight the champion if you can and collect two belts.” In mixed martial arts styles make fights, therefore, fighting the former Heavyweight champion in a non-tile fight is not worth the reward.

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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic celebrates after defeating Alistair Overeem of The Netherlands in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It’s risky and if Jones losses he won’t get the title shot he wanted. Whereas a win over Ngannou will make him a multi-division champion and the undisputed G.O.A.T in the world of mixed martial arts.

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Who in your opinion should Jones fight next Miocic or Ngannou?

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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