Despite the fact that the bookmakers have absolutely no faith in Stipe Miocic, the former UFC heavyweight champion has no doubt that he will be able to beat Jon Jones and regain the title.
“Will I win is not a question at all,” Miocic said in the next edition of the MMA Hour program. “Yes, I know he has never lost. Sucks, but this time he has to lose. This is not my dream – this is a fact. This will happen”
At the same time, Miocic admits that Jon Jones’ lightning victory over Cyril Gun came as a surprise to him.
“I was leaning towards the fact that Cyril would win. I said that if Cyril could stay on his feet, he would tear John apart. That being said, I assumed that if John managed to use wrestling, it would be a long evening for Cyril, but I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. Whoever wins, I thought it was going to be a big five round war and a decision. I was definitely wrong.”
Miocic also confirmed that the fight with Jones should take place on July 8 at UFC 290 in Las Vegas.
“Yes, they said that it would be July and that they would send me a contract soon”
Last weekend at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, Jon Jones resumed his career after a three-year hiatus and won the vacant UFC heavyweight championship belt, finishing Cyril Gan by guillotine choke at 2:04 of the first round.