Stipe Miocic is among the top UFC fighters with a record of 20 wins and 4 losses. Currently, he is gearing up for a big fight that will take place in the coming month. He’s a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion and is planning to make it a third time as he is scheduled to face Jon Jones at UFC 295.
The title bout is set to take place on November 12 at the Madison Square Garden. Jon Jones (UFC Record- 27-1-0) holds the UFC heavyweight championship and will put his title on stake against Miocic.
In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, the 41-year-old Miocic discussed his plans after the upcoming fight. While ‘Bones’ has already declared that this fight will be his last in his career, the retirement question came up for ‘Stone Cold’ too. However, the 6ft 4in fighter made it clear that he’s not thinking about retirement yet.
Stipe Miocic answers what’s left for him to do if he can beat Jon Jones at UFC 295… 😅
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According to the former Golden Gloves boxing champion, he’s fully focused on the fight ahead, saying, “I have thought about that, after my first UFC fight. I was like I’m gonna start retiring. But right now, I’m focused on November 11, that’s all I care about. And then you know, once I’m done, I’ll figure it out.”
When the interviewer further asked about what else he wanted to achieve, Stipe replied in a joking manner, “Probably go to Buffalo Wild Wings, go get some wings.” Nonetheless, Stone Cold’s latest interview confirms that, unlike Jon Jones, he isn’t planning to retire anytime soon. Moreover, he seems to take up big fights in the future as well.
Here’s what Stipe Miocic has to say about his upcoming fight with Jon Jones
Jon Jones is the former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight champion. But he made his heavyweight debut in March 2023, ending a three-year break from the octagon. He returned to the octagon by gaining victory against Ciryl Gane. Since then he’s held the heavyweight title.
The 36-year-old Jones, who stands tall at 6ft 4in, is now set to face Stipe Miocic, and he’s confident about his skills. Stipe Miocic, on the other hand, hasn’t stepped into the octagon for two and a half years. He last fought Francis Ngannou in March 2021. However, the bout ended in a way he didn’t envision.
In the latest review, Miocic shared why this upcoming fight means so much to him. He explained, “There’s a lot of reasons. One, I want to fight the best. I’m a competitor. I love to compete, and I love fighting. I’m still having fun.” He further added, “Two, my last fight didn’t go as well as I wanted it to. I’m ready to bounce back and get that win.”
According to Stipe Miocic, his victory against Jon Jones would solidify his legacy and make him the GOAT of the heavyweight division. It’s a big opportunity for ‘Stone Cold’ to show the fans where his fighting skills stand. Who do you think will turn victorious in Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic? Comment down your thoughts below.