Jon Jones Teases Proposed MSG Bout With Stipe Miocic Could be His Last
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen if and when Jon Jones will fight Stipe Miocic. But, recently Jones teased that a Madison Square Gardens fight with Miocic could be the final one of Jones’ career.
Since Jones submitted Ciryl Gane in March to add the UFC heavyweight title to his resume, there’s been extensive speculation that he’ll face Miocic next. It was reported the UFC was hoping to book the fight for International Fight Week in July.
But, more recently, UFC President Dana White confirmed the UFC is now looking at booking the fight for Madison Square Garden in New York City. Historically, the UFC has held a card at MSG in November.
During a recent social media session, Jones tweeted out the comment below.
“How cool would it be to spend my retirement fight dominating the greatest heavyweight of all time, in my home state at Madison Square Garden?”
How cool would it be to spend my retirement fight dominating the greatest heavyweight of all time, in my home state at Madison Square Garden?
— BONY (@JonnyBones) April 16, 2023
Following a response from a fan who encouraged Jones not to retire, the decorated fighter responded by saying he would “keep fighting”.
Jones (27-1), who will turn 36 in July, has fought only two times since 2019. Prior to moving up to heavyweight, Jones defended the light-heavyweight title with a controversial, decision win over Dominick Reyes in 2020.
The 40-year-old Miocic (20-4), meanwhile, hasn’t competed since March, 2021, when he was knocked out by Francis Ngannou.