Stipe Miocic Responds to Jones Fight Cancellation: Former UFC heavyweight champion and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Stipe Miocic, has opened up about the fight cancellation against Jon Jones. The fight was called off due to an injury Jon Jones suffered in training. The torn pectoral muscle will cause Jon to rest for at least 8 months. Talking on his OnlyFans account, the 41-year-old Miocic expressed how he felt hearing the call-off of Jones fight.
Stipe Miocic responds to Jones fight cancellation
“How did I feel when I woke up today? Like I got kicked in the nuts,” Miocic said on his OnlyFans account. “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.”
“I don’t know why I didn’t get picked”
As per the Stipe Miocic Responds to Jones Fight Cancellation, Talking about the interim title fight between Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall, which got scheduled as a replacement for Stipe vs Jones, Miocic said that he wasn’t asked to fight for the interim belt.
“I don’t know why I didn’t get picked, which is fine,” he 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.”
As per the Stipe Miocic Responds to Jones Fight Cancellation, Earlier, UFC CEO Dana White revealed that he didn’t call Stipe for the interim belt due to the respect he has for him.
“This is a legacy fight for both of those guys(talking about the Jones vs Stipe fight). To even call Stipe and ask Stipe to fight for an interim title is, you know, complete disrespect.”