Stipe Miocic Open To Potential Jon Jones Matchup: "I'm Down"

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is all for a potential matchup with former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Miocic spoke with journalist Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of The MMA Hour and talked about what could be next for him following his second-round knockout loss to Francis Ngannou in their rematch back at UFC 260 in March. The 39-year old Euclid, Ohio native ultimately is targeting an eventual trilogy bout with Ngannou, but also indicated that he'd have no issues fighting Jones in the former 205-pound champion's expected heavyweight debut in 2022.

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“I’m down,” Miocic said (h/t MMA Fighting). “I don’t think he wanted it. I don’t know the whole story but I’m down. Then he wants a title shot. I know he’s done well, he’s probably one of the greatest of all time but you’ve still got to wait your order. That’s like me going to light heavyweight and being like I want a shot. I’ll fight anyone like I always say [but] I really want that trilogy fight. That [title] was mine. I want it back. Definitely get a trilogy [in 2022]. Get my shot back at the title. Get my belt back. Back to normal. Everything’s back to normal.”

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