‘Why risk fighting Stipe Miocic when you can wait and face the champion?’: Georges St-Pierre warns Jon Jones it would be a ‘mistake’ to take on heavyweight icon in division debut
- Jon Jones Waits For His Chance To Enter The UFC Heavyweight Division
- The American would fight the winner of Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic
- Talks have broken down, with Derrick Lewis now lining up to fight for the title
- Georges St-Pierre has insisted that Jones would not bother against Miocic . to fight
Georges St-Pierre has advised Jon Jones to steer clear of Stipe Miocic, despite the UFC’s pound-for-pound beating No. 1 Stone Cold.
Jones has not fought since a unanimous decision win over Dominick Reyes in February last year. He has since vacated his light-heavyweight title and has had frustrating long-running conversations about his heavyweight debut.
The 33-year-old lined up to fight the winner of Miocic and Francis Ngannou’s blockbuster clash, but after the Cameroon-born star brutally knocked the American out, the demands of Jones’ prize purse were too high for Dana White.
Jon Jones is waiting for a chance to make a heavyweight debut after being inactive for over a year
Jones was set to fight Francis Ngannou’s winner against Stipe Miocic . this summer
Dana White and the pound-for-pound number 1 are embroiled in frustrating contract talksbespreking
Instead, UFC president Derrick Lewis wants to prepare for Ngannou this summer. Now Hall of Fame icon St-Pierre has urged Jones to wait his turn to face the champion.
“I think Jon should fight the champion, not Stipe,” GSP said MMA fighting. “I think he should fight Francis Ngannou.
Fighting, there’s always a question. Just because you think you’ll beat one man even when the odds are in your favor doesn’t mean you’ll always win.
“I think it would be a mistake for Jon Jones to fight Stipe.
St-Pierre, who retired in early 2019, has advised Jones to push for a fight against the champion
Ngannou clashes with Jones is a match UFC fans want to see, but it may have to wait now
“I believe Jon Jones will beat Stipe, but why risk fighting Stipe when you can wait and fight the champion and collect two belts.
“Then it’s Jon Jones, the greatest of all time, and he can run into the sunset. His stock will be higher than anyone ever.
“A different world will open up for him when he retires. He can do whatever he wants. The problem is, guys get stuck in the sport for too long.
“They’re considered the best, but they hang out there too long which depletes their supply, and when they retire, the door won’t open for them because they’re already broken. So that’s why you have to retire.’