Stipe Miocic reacts to the postponement of the fight with Jon Jones

Stipe Miocic reacts to the postponement of the fight with Jon Jones

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, has said his title fight against Jon Jones, who was scheduled to headline UFC 290 in Las Vegas on July 8, has been postponed through no fault of his.

“This is very strange because last month it was you, John, who said that I am the one who runs from the fight,” Miocic wrote on the social network, commenting on the news of the postponement of the fight to the fall. “If someone needs me, I’ll be in the hall”

At the same time, UFC President Dana White indirectly confirmed Miocic’s words by saying that he did not communicate with Jon Jones after his victory over Cyril Gan.

“He’s gone again,” said the head of the league in an interview with Pat McAfee. “Jon Jones has gone underground, they say, let me know when you organize a fight with Miocic. After the fight with Gan, I didn’t hear a word from him.”

A month ago, Jon Jones successfully resumed his career after a three-year hiatus, finishing in the first round with a Cyril Gan guillotine choke to win the vacant UFC heavyweight championship belt. Stipe Miocic last fought two years ago, losing by knockout in the second round to Francis Ngannou.

Recall that on April 22, a heavyweight fight between Russian Sergey Pavlovich and American Curtis Blades will take place, the winner of which will become the leader of the candidate race.