Jon Jones thinks it’s his ‘destiny’ to win UFC heavyweight title and Henry Cejudo says Stipe Miocic’s highly anticipated clash ‘will happen’


Jon Jones thinks it’s his destiny to win the UFC heavyweight championship.

The 34-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, but hasn’t fought in over two years.

Jones hasn’t fought in the UFC in over two years

Jones has had a checkered history both inside and outside the Octagon, from various legal issues to failed drug tests.

He still remains a popular figure among fans who want to see him back in the cage as soon as possible.

Jones defended his UFC light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes and then decided to give up the belt and move up to heavyweight.

Bones has transformed his body into that of a heavyweight, but we have yet to see the result as he has yet to debut in that weight class.

We know he wants to fight for the title, but with Francis Ngannou out of action with a knee injury, there is a real possibility that he will face Stipe Miocic for the interim belt.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Jones said: “I’ve been imagining it for over two years now, I sincerely believe winning this heavyweight championship is in my destiny. It’s already been written.

“I just need to keep my nose in the dust for now and keep working, everything else will take care of itself.”


He also opened up about how his time at light heavyweight ended and thought his win over Reyes was a poor showing.

Jones said: “My light heavyweight candle went out, it showed in my last fight, instead of being discouraged by a poor performance, I’m excited about this new season. New energy. My time at LWH was over, I see it more clearly now than ever.

A fight with Miocic has been a long time coming and Dana White was speaking as early as August 2021 that the pair had agreed to face off.

Jon Jones thinks it's his 'destiny' to win UFC heavyweight title and Henry Cejudo says Stipe Miocic's highly anticipated clash 'will happen'
Jones is one of the most successful mixed martial artists of all time
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Former two-weight champion Henry Cejudo helped Jones train and he said the fight would go ahead.

“That’s the fight that’s going to happen,” Cejudo saidThe Schmo. This is where we will really be able to see Jon’s creativity. If we really think about… I don’t see Stipe with crazy knockout power. I think Stipe’s greatest gift is his stamina.

“Jon Jones, he needed this time off to recover, to let his body recover and enjoy his family. He needed it all, I wouldn’t be mad if he took another year off because he’s accomplished so much. He got to a point where he was so good that people started adjusting to him.

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