To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Jon Jones Shuts Down Heavyweight Debut Against Top Star In Scathing Deleted Tweets

Daniel Marland


Jon Jones Shuts Down Heavyweight Debut Against Top Star In Scathing Deleted Tweets

Featured Image Credit: Jon Jones/Instagram, Twitter & PA Images

Jon Jones has furiously hit back at UFC president Dana White suggesting he could fight Stipe Miocic - in a string of now-deleted tweets.

White suggested earlier this week that 'Bones' could make his heavyweight bow against former champ Miocic.

'Bones' must've received word however and shot the idea down in a furious Twitter rant.

He begun per MMA Junkie: "Don't get excited people, I'm not fighting Stipe.

"I'm not here to fight Stipe but I will defend my belt against him no problem. I'm looking for the biggest draw and I'm willing to wait. 33 years old in better athlete right now than I've ever been before.. im just going to keep training my ass off

"I'm sick of hearing the same s**t, you're not a big enough star, you don't bring in enough paper view. I'm ready to fight fights that will bring in the pay-per-view. The world wants to see some black on black crime right now and I'm ready to give it to them."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

The 33-year-old was in line for a shot at champion Ngannou after he defeated Miocic at UFC 260 in March.

"Whether Jon has a manager or not, Jon is going to do what Jon wants to do," White told TSN's Aaron Bronsteter per talkSPORT on Monday.

"So it's probably something that Jon Jones needs to workout with, you know I know that him and Hunter [Campbell] have a good relationship.

"So I think those guys are going to get together soon and talk."

He added: "Listen, you look as the last however many years and people ask me who I think the best ever is and I say Jon Jones.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"You know, Jon Jones is a massive part of the history of this company.

"He's one of the best ever. No matter where you stand, whether you think it is him, Anderson [Silva], Khabib [Nurmagomedov], GSP [Georges St-Pierre], wherever you stand on that, he's one of the best of all-time.

"Obviously there is still some big fights that can be made with him and we would love to do it. You know, it's not like we can't get something done over here."

Ngannou's next opponent for the title is likely to be Derrick Lewis.

Would you be interested in seeing Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic?

Topics: Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic, UFC

Daniel Marland
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Jurgen Klopp orchestrated a spine-tingling ovation for Trent Alexander-Arnold at Anfield tonight

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Trent Alexander-Arnold silences his critics with sublime free-kick for Liverpool against Rangers

10 hours ago