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Jairzinho Rozenstruik: Interim title bout for Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones would be ‘unfair’ to rest of division

For months, rumors have circulated that the UFC is targeting an interim heavyweight title fight while undisputed champion Francis Ngannou is on the sidelines recovering from knee surgery. The proposed bout would feature former two-time heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic versus former light heavyweight champ Jon Jones. But some fighters in the heavyweight division, MMA Fighting’s No. 9-ranked heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik for one, don’t think much of that idea.
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3PAC Live from New York! Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano to Make History, Plus What’s the Latest With Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic?

LIVE from the Spotify offices in New York City, Ariel Helwani, Chuck Mindenhall, and Petesy Carroll break down Saturday’s historic main event between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, the first female boxing fight to ever headline at Madison Square Garden. 3PAC, who gather together in real-life for the first time in The Ringer MMA Show era, discuss the fight and all of the story lines surrounding it, like the unprecedented matchup between the no. 1 and no. 2 pound-for-pound fighters, how this fight compares to Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche in the UFC in 2013, the promotion battle between Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul, and more. Then, the guys talk about the July 23 London card (1:00:36), the latest news on a Jon Jones–Stipe Miocic heavyweight fight (58:42), and Saturday’s UFC main event between Rob Font and Marlon Vera (1:11:18). Plus, calls from the best community in MMA (1:16:26).
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Jon Jones says Stipe Miocic will be ready to fight in September

Stipe Miocic isn’t talking, but Jon Jones is — or at least tweeting — and Jones’ comments are providing clarity on when and if the two UFC fighters meet in the octagon for what should be a mega super fight. UFC president Dana White said recently...
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Jon Jones willing to wait until September for potential Stipe Miocic fight

The UFC has been looking to put together a highly anticipated interim heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic in a blockbuster pay-per-view main event that would match the best light heavyweight and the best heavyweight in UFC history. However, when the fight will happen -- or even...
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Jon Jones Wants Stipe Miocic In September With “No Excuses”

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is willing to wait to get the best version of Stipe Miocic for his heavyweight debut. Jones hasn’t fought in the UFC in more than two years and has been preparing for his move to heavyweight later in 2022. He vacated his light heavyweight title following his win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.
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Dana White teases Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic matchup for summer event

Should things go according to Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White’s plans, fans are about to be treated to a dream heavyweight matchup. In a recent interview with TMZ, White expressed his hopes about enrolling former 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones for an upcoming UFC event. While White didn’t expressly indicate the name of the card, it is safe to assume that he was hinting at International Fight Week, which is headlined by UFC 276.
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Dana White thinks Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic “makes sense” this summer

UFC President Dana White believes that it’s time to book Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic. The UFC Heavyweight Title picture is up in the air. Francis Ngannou is the current champion but there are some question marks about his future. He underwent successful knee surgery, so he will be out of action for a while. On top of that, he is in the midst of a contract dispute with the UFC.
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