Stipe Miocic Reacts To Cancelled Jon Jones Fight And Not Getting Interim Title Fight

Stipe Miocic has spoken out for the first time about the cancellation of his blockbuster fight with Jon Jones at UFC 295 on his OnlyFans account.

“How did I feel when I woke up today? Like I got kicked in the nuts,” Miocic said on OnlyFans. “In the morning, I woke up to my phone vibrating. It was dark, I had my son on top of me, trying to move and get my phone. I finally got my phone and had a text message from my manager saying my fight was off.

“I couldn’t sleep the rest of the night. I was supposed to fight Jon Jones in about two weeks in New York, UFC 295, Madison Square Garden. I was pretty excited about that. Actually really excited. I guess he tore something in his chest. Unfortunately, that happens. It’s part of the game. Hopefully he gets better and feels better, but what happens now? Do I fight somebody else? I don’t know.”

The 41-year-old Miocic also reacted to the fact that he wasn’t considered by the UFC for a hastily arranged interim title opportunity, which instead went to Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich.

“I don’t know why I didn’t get picked, which is fine,” Miocic said. “I understand they have a direction they want to go. I’m okay with that. Every guy in the division is tough. I definitely want to fight the biggest fish, which is Jon Jones.

“It wasn’t my choice, it was theirs. Listen, everything happens for a reason. The fight being canceled, it sucks. No question about it. Unfortunately, that’s just the game we’re in. It happens. Like I said, I hope he’s okay. You want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. I want that belt back. It’s my belt. It’s going to happen.”

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