UFC fighter Henry Cejudo reveals why Jon Jones keeps postponing bout vs Stipe Miocic leaving fans stunned

Henry Cejudo, a former UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight Champion, has recently given his opinion on the controversies surrounding the Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic matchup.

For over a year, there have been rumors about the highly anticipated dream fight. Jones returned to the Octagon at UFC 285 after a three-year break and had gained weight for his debut at 265lbs. In a quick two-and-a-half minutes, ‘Bones’ defeated Ciryl Gane and secured the title of UFC Heavyweight Champion.

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Since then, it has been widely agreed upon that Stipe Miocic will be the first to challenge Jones for the heavyweight title. Henry recently discussed this on his YouTube channel, sharing his perspective on why Jones has been silent since his UFC 285 victory.

Cejudo expressed, “I love Jon, Jon, I love you man, but you’re a horrible texter,” Cejudo said. “Jon doesn’t get back to people, he’s always been like that… This man has won his heavyweight crown, let him enjoy it man. You think he wants to talk about fighting? You think this man- it’s been three years since Jon fought… The last thing he wants to do is think about something that he knows he could beat, with all due respect to Stipe, because he is good.”

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Jon Jones with his heavyweight title after defeating Cyril Gane

Former UFC Champion Henry Cejudo Weighs in on the Delayed Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic Showdown

Henry Cejudo, who trained closely with ‘Bones’ before his UFC 285 comeback, also pointed out a possible cause for the continuing postponement of the UFC’s upcoming heavyweight title bout.

Cejudo clarified that as the champion, Jones now has bargaining power in his negotiations with the UFC. Therefore, it’s possible that he is currently demanding a higher payout before agreeing to his next fight.

Cejudo stated that Jones is playing the game and looking to negotiate a better deal for himself.

“Jon’s playing the game, Jon wants a little more money, I mean, if there’s one thing I will tell you about Jon is Jon is a businessman,” Cejudo explained. “You see, when the UFC tends to put out their cards a little too early, about okay, they’re thinking about planning Jon Jones for International Fight Week. This is when you have the leverage as a fighter to be like ‘I don’t think so.’ So my question is, and I don’t know, is it a plot for a little more money?”

Currently, it seems that fans will have to wait until the autumn to witness a potential showdown between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic. Feel free to share your thoughts on this in the comment section below.



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