Jon Jones next fight: Stipe Miocic up next for new heavyweight champion, according to Dana White

A fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic is in the works after Saturday’s UFC 285. According to UFC President Dana White, Jones is expected to defend his new UFC Heavyweight Championship against Miocic for the first time.

“I don’t know when, but [Jones] will definitely fight Stipe,” White said. told reporters during the UFC 285 post-fight press conference. “He wants to fight Stipe, so we’re going to fight Stipe.”

Miocic was the first to revive interest in a potential dream matchup between him and Jones, who are often regarded as the greatest heavyweight and light heavyweight fighters in UFC history respectively. Earlier this week, Miocic told Daniel Cormier that he had received an invitation to fight the winner of Jones vs Gein at International Fight Week.

“They called me” – Miocic. said on Friday. “They said International Fight Week. I was told so.”

Jones became the eighth UFC bi-division champion in history after defeating Cyril Gein in the first round of UFC 285 on Saturday night to claim the vacant heavyweight crown. Jones called Miocic from ringside during a post-fight interview with UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

“Oh yeah baby! Do you want to see me beat Stipe?” Jones asked the crowd. “The only thing I know about the UFC is that we give the fans what they want to see. Stipe Miocic, I hope you’re training, my boy. You are the greatest heavyweight of all time. you’re really bad.”

“Good for him,” Miocic told UFC broadcaster Megan Olivia backstage. “Hooray, he won. I will see him in July. Nothing changed. I’m going to train my ass and kick his ass.”

White has not confirmed a date or venue for the fight, despite Miocic repeatedly saying it is scheduled for UFC 290 on Saturday, July 8.

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