Ex UFC legend says Jones is not good enough to beat Miocic

Even after the Stipe Miocic's defeat in Francis Ngannou's rematch, Michael Bisping still believes that the former heavyweight king is too challenging for Jon Jones.


Right after a long absence, Jon Jones is expected to return to the Octagon cage for the super battle as planned by president Dana White. Accordingly, the head wants Jones to face heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou or Stipe Miocic.

And Ngannou or Miocic will be opponents in Jones' heavy 'debut'.

He added “Jones is ready to come back. We are just waiting for the opponent's identity. It will be Ngannou, depending on how long he recovers from a knee injury or Miocic,” said Dana White.

In Michael Bisping's opinion, if he wants to join the "two-weight champion club", Jones should choose to face Ngannou. Although Miocic lost the heavyweight throne to "The Predator", Bisping said that the 1982-born boxer was too much of a challenge for "Bones".

“If Jones were to fight Stipe Miocic, it is a fact that Miocic would beat him.


To be real, Stipe is the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Most successful title defenses, most knockouts, knocking out Fabrício Werdum in a step back, sobbing Cormier with body shots, and he's also beaten Francis Ngannou…. 

Bisping predicts Jones will be 'tired' of Miocic rather than Ngannou.

Also some of his amazing performances. The man is a true legend. So in terms of skill set and playstyle, Miocic could be a tougher match for Jones than Ngannou,” said the former middleweight king.

For now, neither Ngannou nor Miocic can return to the ring. If the heavyweight champion is recovering from an injury after his victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270, then Miocic wants to take time to get back in shape, with the ideal time being September this same year surely.