Former UFC champion Henry Cejudo called a potential Stipe Miocic fight in the heavyweight division “easy money” for Jon Jones if it happens.
UFC president Dana White recently said that the world’s leading MMA promotion wants to match up Miocic and Jones this summer in what would be an absolutely massive heavyweight fight. With UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou out on the sidelines with a knee injury, the hypothetical fight between Miocic and Jones could be for an interim belt. If the fight happens, there is no doubt it would be the biggest fight of the year between two legends of the sport.
While on paper this would be a very interesting matchup between the former UFC heavyweight champion in Miocic and the former longtime light heavyweight kingpin in Jones, there is one former champ who believes the fight wouldn’t be competitive. According to Cejudo, who spoke on the “The Triple C & Schmo Show,” he believes Jones would have an easy night against Miocic.
“I love this fight for Jon just because everything that Stipe has, Jon is better at. If he was fighting a Francis Ngannou, I was a little more cautious with that one just because of pure power and when you have somebody that has scary power like that, it’s a strength that kinda overwhelms whomever. You got power, but Francis Ngannou power is different,” Cejudo said (h/t MMAjunkie.com). “But with the Stipe fight, I like it for Jon. I think it’s gonna allow Jon to really work on everything – like mixed martial arts as a whole, not just sticking to one base. So at the end of the day, I think it’s easy money for Jon Jones.”
Cejudo has been training with Jones at Fight Ready MMA, so he’s seen firsthand the training that Jones is doing as he prepares for his long-awaited UFC heavyweight debut. As good as Miocic is — he’s arguably the greatest heavyweight of all time — Cejudo believes Jones will defeat him.
“Jon’s coming out here with a different perspective. His perspective now is to bring back the Jonny Jones that was putting out Lyoto Machida, Shogun Rua, when he went on that rampage of just killing the elite. That spirit in him is gonna be awoken if it is that he fights in July,” Cejudo said.
Do you agree with Henry Cejudo that Stipe Miocic will be “easy money” for Jon Jones?
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