Jon Jones will eagerly wait till September for a fight against Stipe Miocic

A potential fight against Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones will reportedly be pushed to September, contrary to reports suggesting that the fight is being scheduled for July

Looks like Jon Jones’ return inside the octagon has been delayed again. Fans of one of the greatest fighters of all time were thrilled by the news suggesting that Jones’ return is now closer than ever.

Jon Jones has moved up to Heavyweight
Jon Jones walks to his corner in between rounds against Dominick Reyes in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It is all the more confirmed by now that Jones will face the Stipe Miocic, the best heavyweight fighter of all time for his return. However, it has emerged now that Miocic will not be at his best in July, and would like to set up the fight for September. Although it ruins Jon’s plans, he is willing to wait back patiently and fight Stipe when he’s best prepared.

Jones posted a Tweet saying, ‘Stipe is saying that he will be at his absolute peak in September. I’m disappointed but patient, I want the heavyweight goat at his absolute best. I’ll wait until September. No excuses’

Jon Jones opens as significant favorite against Stipe Miocic

Following Dana White’s announcement of a potential fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, was quick to release odds for the fight that saw Jones open as the betting favorite over Miocic. In a tweet posted by MMA reporter Chamatkar Sandhu, it is visibly evident that the oddsmakers favor Jones against Miocic.

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To set a stake with Jon Jones opening as a -200 favorite, you would need to bet $200 to win $100 if he wins. If you like the Miocic odds, a $100 bet would net you $170 if the former heavyweight champion gets the job done. Although Jones hasn’t fought since February, 2020 it is no surprise that he still remains a massive crowd and betting favorite.

Miocic on the other hand is coming off a vicious knockout loss to current champion Francis Ngannou, and he will be looking forward to spoiling Jon’s homecoming party.

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