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Stipe Miocic doesn’t care concerning the title, simply desires to struggle Jones

Stipe Miocic will wait so long as he has to for the Jon Jones struggle to occur.

Miocic (20-4 MMA, 14-4 UFC) was scheduled to problem heavyweight champion Jones (27-1 MMA, 21-1 UFC) final November within the UFC 295 headliner, however the struggle was scrapped when “Bones” withdrew after tearing his pectoral tendon. Jones later underwent surgical procedure on his left elbow.

Within the meantime, Tom Aspinall knocked out Sergei Pavlovich to assert the interim title at UFC 295. Nonetheless, regardless of Aspinall’s eagerness to unify the heavyweight belts, Jones is adamant that Miocic is subsequent, and Miocic feels the identical manner.

“You’re rattling proper, that’s what I need,” Miocic mentioned on the “JAXXON PODCAST.” “I’m going to attend. I don’t care. I need that struggle.”

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Miocic gave Aspinall his flowers and didn’t rule out the potential for preventing him if he can get previous Jones. Nonetheless, Miocic is solely targeted on Jones – much more than the belt.

“Tom’s a great champion. He’s an excellent champion,” Miocic mentioned. “He’s robust – not up-and-coming, however younger and hungry. We’ll get to that highway when we now have to, however I need Jon Jones. I don’t care concerning the title – I simply need to struggle Jon Jones.

“It may be simply me and him preventing. … Simply don’t let him dictate what he desires – any struggle, not simply Jon Jones. Don’t allow them to dictate what they need to do. You allow them to do what they need, then that’s the top of the highway for you. You’re f*cked.”

Miocic anticipates his struggle with Jones being rebooked for the anticipated finish of the 12 months pay-per-view in New York.

“(The UFC) have been speaking about July. That handed on,” Miocic mentioned. “I’m considering extra perhaps November once more in New York.”

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