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Report | Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight pushed back from UFC 290

Lewis Simpson - April 12, 2023

Originally rumored to headline UFC 290 in Las Vegas during International Fight Week in the Summer, current UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic’s blockbuster bout is now pushed back from the event scheduled for July 8. Despite both Jones and Miocic entertaining the heavyweight title fight next, per a report from ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, the bout won’t occur at UFC 290 and will most likely be pushed back to the fall.

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Colby Covington reveals hopes to return on undercard of Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic: "How funny that would be?"

Josh Evanoff - March 28, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is hoping to see his old buddy, Jon Jones, again soon. ‘Chaos’ has been out of action since his decision victory over Jorge Masvidal last March. Weeks following their UFC 272 main event, ‘Gamebred’ allegedly assaulted Covington outside a Miami steakhouse. Over a year on from that incident, the former interim champion is closing in on a return.

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Stipe Miocic responds after heavyweight champion Jon Jones casts doubt on UFC 290 title fight: “See you in July”

Josh Evanoff - March 16, 2023

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has responded to Jon Jones. ‘Bones’ called out the former titleholder after submitting Ciryl Gane earlier this month at UFC 285. The victory handed Jones his first in the weight class, and also the heavyweight title. Francis Ngannou famously vacated the championship after parting ways with the UFC in January.

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Jon Jones casts doubt on Stipe Miocic fight happening at UFC 290 in July: "Bro it’s simple, either you believe in yourself or you don’t"

Cole Shelton - March 16, 2023

Jon Jones may not be fighting Stipe Miocic after all. Jones took to Twitter on Thursday to accuse Miocic of ducking him all last year and now revealed their fight in July may not be happening after all. Of course, after Jones submitted Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, he called out Miocic and all signs pointed to that fight happening on International Fight Week this summer.

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Henry Cejudo reveals the “only way” Stipe Miocic can defeat Jon Jones at UFC 290: “Good luck with that”

Harry Kettle - March 9, 2023

Henry Cejudo has given his thoughts on Stipe Miocic’s best route to victory when he fights Jon Jones at UFC 290. While it hasn’t been officially announced, the UFC has heavily teased that Jon Jones will defend his UFC heavyweight championship against Stipe Miocic during International Fight Week. Jon captured the belt last weekend when he submitted Ciryl Gane in just two minutes at UFC 285.

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Jon Jones opens up as significant favorite for UFC 290 showdown with Stipe Miocic

Harry Kettle - March 8, 2023

Jon Jones has opened as a sizeable favourite ahead of his proposed fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 290. Ever since his win over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, Jon Jones has been focused on one man – Stipe Miocic. In his post-fight interview, he made it crystal clear that he wants to take on the man who is widely regarded as the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time.

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Stipe Miocic states there's "zero question" he will defeat Jon Jones in return: "Sucks that he's going to lose"

Josh Evanoff - March 6, 2023

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is confident ahead of his return. The former champion has been out of the cage for nearly two years. Miocic’s last bout came against Francis Ngannou in another defense of his heavyweight throne. However, ‘The Predator’ wound up winning by second-round knockout, taking the title in the process.

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Jon Jones shares some advice for former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic: “I would take time off being a firefighter”

Fernando Quiles - March 5, 2023

Newly minted UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has some advice for Stipe Miocic. Jones competed for the vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship in the main event of UFC 285. His opponent was Ciryl Gane, and “Bones” had no trouble getting Gane to the ground and locking in a guillotine choke to force the tap. After the fight, Jones turned his attention to Miocic and said for his sake he hopes he’s been training.

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Stipe Miocic reveals UFC has informed him he will face winner of Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane in July

Josh Evanoff - March 3, 2023

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic already has his summer plans. This Saturday night at UFC 285, Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane will collide in the headliner. The winner of the bout will also crown the heavyweight champion. Francis Ngannou famously vacated the championship when he left the UFC in January.

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Jon Jones explains why he is gunning for Stipe Miocic after UFC 285: “To compete against such a man, I'd be honored”

Harry Kettle - February 22, 2023

UFC star Jon Jones has explained why he’s gunning to face off with Stipe Miocic during his heavyweight run. Next weekend at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, Jon Jones is back. After three years away from the Octagon, he will return to lock horns with Ciryl Gane. The UFC heavyweight championship will be on the line as Jon makes his first appearance in the division.

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Daniel Cormier says Stipe Miocic is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time, not Fedor Emelianenko

Susan Cox - February 7, 2023

Daniel Cormier is saying it is Stipe Miocic that is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time, not Fedor Emelianenko. Fedor Emelianenko (40-7 MMA) retired this past Saturday, February 4th, after a first round knockout loss to heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (31-7 MMA) at Bellator 290.

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Stipe Miocic reveals he was intending on fighting Jon Jones at UFC 285 prior to Ciryl Gane announcement: "It’s not my decision"

Josh Evanoff - January 18, 2023

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was surprised to learn Jon Jones will be fighting Ciryl Gane. The former champion has been out of action since UFC 260 in March 2021. In that outing, Miocic looked to defend his heavyweight gold against Francis Ngannou. ‘The Predator’ was previously defeated in his first title bid in January 2018 at UFC 220.

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic reacts to Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane booking

Fernando Quiles - January 15, 2023

If you thought Stipe Miocic would bow out of the UFC Heavyweight Title picture, think again. The UFC heavyweight division was set on its ear when Francis Ngannou, who had been the reigning champion, was released. UFC President Dana White told reporters during a UFC Vegas 67 post-fight scrum that Ngannou turned down the biggest contract offer for a UFC heavyweight.

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Francis Ngannou reveals issues with UFC stretch back to the first fight with Stipe Miocic: "They were trying to control the narrative"

Josh Evanoff - December 2, 2022

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has been at war with the promotion longer than many realize. ‘The Predator’ has been out of the octagon since a decision victory over Ciryl Gane in January. Since that time, Ngannou has been held out of the cage due to a litany of knee injuries. Furthermore, the injury was reportedly pre-existing, meaning he fought ‘Bon Gamin’ with several torn ligaments in his knee at UFC 270.

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Stipe Miocic pens heartfelt message following the passing of his father

Cole Shelton - November 23, 2022

Stipe Miocic shared a heartfelt message after his father passed away. Miocic took to Instagram to reveal his dad passed away on Sunday and penned a long message about his dad. The former UFC heavyweight champion thanked everyone for their messages and shared some memories of his father.

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Report | Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic targeted for UFC 282 main event in December

Josh Evanoff - October 14, 2022

According to Ariel Helwani, the UFC is hopeful that Jon Jones’s return will take place in December. ‘Bones’ has been out of action since his controversial decision win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020. Following that outing, Jones decided to take a self-imposed sabbatical from MMA. He even relinquished his light-heavyweight championship over a pay dispute with the UFC.

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Coach provides timeline for Francis Ngannou’s UFC return, expects ‘The Predator’ to face Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic in 2023

Josh Evanoff - September 1, 2022

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s coach has given an update. ‘The Predator’ has been out of action since his showdown with Ciryl Gane in January. In the main event of UFC 270, the champion had to go to wrestling to score a decisive victory. With that, Ngannou had his first title defense, but it didn’t come without a cost.

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Michael Bisping advises Jon Jones to wait for Francis Ngannou instead of fighting Stipe Miocic: “Let's be honest. Stipe is the greatest heavyweight of all time”

Harry Kettle - June 30, 2022

Michael Bisping has explained why he thinks Jon Jones should consider waiting for Francis Ngannou instead of jumping into a fight with Stipe Miocic. After Dana White confirmed that Jon Jones is ready to return to the Octagon, many fans have been waiting for a confirmed return date and opponent for the light heavyweight GOAT. Unfortunately, that has yet to come to fruition, leading many to wonder what the hold-up is – as Stipe Miocic seems like the clear choice for his first fight back.