‘We Could Do Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic’- Dana White Could Provide UFC With Blockbuster Fight

Published 05/11/2021, 7:12 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones waits in his corner prior to his UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


UFC President Dana White sat down for an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto ahead of UFC 262 this weekend. Among many things discussed was the future of two of the greatest fighters in UFC history, Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones. Miocic is the greatest heavyweight of all time. Jones, on the other hand, is considered the greatest UFC fighter of all time.

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Primarily, Jones’s future looks in jeopardy as ‘Bones’ and the promotion couldn’t agree on terms for the former light-heavyweight champion’s heavyweight debut. He was expected to fight Francis Ngannou for the belt in his first venture in the division. Ngannou had won the belt after an emphatic knockout win against Miocic at UFC 260.

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When told By Okamoto that a lot of people think Miocic is the heavyweight GOAT, White responded, “A lot of people didn’t think he was the heavyweight goat he is. Yeah, I mean, he is the guy has, has put in the work and done all the things you need to do to be the heavyweight GOAT. He is. That’s a fact.”

Miocic took to social media after his loss to Ngannou and indicated that he is looking to bulk up a bit ahead of his return to the Octagon. The record-breaking former champion also added that he might become everyone’s worst nightmare. White also took time to name a potential comeback fight for the Cleveland firefighter.

And I don’t know. We’ll see what’s next. I like that. He’s, he’s fired up and wants to wants to fight again. But yeah, I mean, listen, we could do Jon and Stipe,” said the UFC president.

Is Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic the fight to make next?

Neither Jones nor Miocic is currently a champion. But their body of work over the course of their career had been impeccable. They are hands down two of the greatest to ever grace the Octagon. Fans will be buzzed to see two fighters of that caliber throw down inside the Octagon.

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Stipe Miocic celebrates after his unanimous-decision victory over Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While no UFC gold might be on the line for that fight in current circumstances, it can very well decide the greatest UFC fighter of all time. If the fight indeed gets booked, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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