Dana White suggested in a recent interview that Jon Jones may fight Stipe Miocic next, but the former light-heavyweight champion has quickly shut down that idea.
“Don’t get excited people, I’m not fighting Stipe,” Jones wrote on Twitter, before later deleting all his comments on the matter.
“I’m not here to fight Stipe but I will defend my belt against him no problem. I’m looking for the biggest draw and I’m willing to wait. 33 years old in better athlete right now than I’ve ever been before.. I’m just going to keep training my ass off”
“I’m sick of hearing the same shit, you’re not a big enough star, you don’t bring in enough paper view [sic]. I’m ready to fight fights that will bring in the pay-per-view. The world wants to see some black on black crime right now and I’m ready to give it to them.”
Despite that, White said this week that he is targeting a summer showdown between Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis, so Jones could end up on the sidelines for some time to come unless something changes.
Meanwhile, Jones indcated that he’s actively seeking new representation after recently parting ways with his long-time manager Malki Kawa.
“The good news is I have two really big meetings with some awesome attorneys and sports agents next week. Feel like my professionalism is about to go up a notch,” Jones stated.