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Midnight Mania! Jones sees more value in Miocic fight than Ngannou - ‘I think it proves a lot more’

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Jon Jones is on the cusp of making his heavyweight debut and the former UFC light heavyweight king is turning his full attention to Stipe Miocic. Despite a long-desired fight against current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou “Bones” believes a clash with Miocic holds more value at this time.

According to Jones, Ngannou is too one-dimensional. Jones also believes defeating Ngannou after the heavyweight has undergone knee surgery wouldn’t be viewed as the biggest victory. Instead, Jones wants a healthy Miocic and a fighter who offers more than just knockout power.

“At this point I’m looking to fight Stipe, I think it proves more,” tweeted Jones (via MMA Junkie). “Fighting a fairly one-dimensional fighter fresh off knee surgery. I don’t know, I believe beating Stipe says more at this point.”

With Ngannou on the shelf until the end of 2022 talks have already surfaced about a potential Jones vs. Miocic matchup. All the UFC has to do is open up its wallet and entice “Bones” back to the fold.


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