Dana White reveals plans for Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic before failed drug test
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, it seems, may have just missed a chance to reach achievement similar to that of Conor McGregor, according to MMAJunkie.
“We were talking about Jones fighting at heavyweight,” UFC president Dana White said in Las Vegas on Tuesday, hours after news broke that Jones had tested positive for anabolic steroid turinabol in an in-competition test.
Would that fight be against heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic?
“Probably,” White confirmed.
“He’s the best ever, in my opinion,” White said. “He had the potential to move to heavyweight and fight heavyweights. If you look at Cormier – Cormier has never been beaten at heavyweight. Jones beat him twice.
“I’m not saying Jones could have reigned in the heavyweight division. But he has the size, the power, everything. He has everything to be a heavyweight champion. So, who knows what could have been. Just one of those sad stories.”
“You look at the potential that this kid had and what he could have been,” White said. “Look at Conor right now. Look at Conor McGregor. Imagine what Jon Jones could be right now. How big he could be. How many sponsors would he have.
“Who would he be signed with that have that never signed a mixed martial artist before. List goes on and on of what could’ve been with Jon Jones. It will be a great 30 for 30 some day.”