Saturday, Miocic (20-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) headlines the pay-per-leer occasion in a rematch in opposition to Francis Ngannou, whom he beat by unanimous decision at UFC 220 in 2018. Beyond that, his future opponents are anybody’s guess, in step with the UFC heavyweight champion.
With ancient lengthy-reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones lately joining the heavyweight division, Miocic would per chance per chance desire a huge fight on his hands if he gets thru Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC).
Miocic didn’t foyer for the matchup when given the prospect at Thursday’s UFC 260 news conference, even though. In his eyes, the matchmaking is the UFC’s call.
“If that turned into my decision, I wouldn’t be struggling with. I’d be a matchmaker,” Miocic stated. “It’s colossal Jon Jones is transferring up, you appreciate? There are fresh guys within the division. A vogue of fresh guys are coming up. Apt now, my center of attention is on Saturday. That’s all I care about. After I take dangle of care of business on Saturday, then we’ll leer into it.”
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) hasn’t but competed at heavyweight, even though UFC president Dana White has stated he’s doubtless next for the winner of Saturday’s most valuable occasion. That stated, if Ngannou beats Miocic at UFC 260, it would per chance per chance be complicated for the UFC boss to not match him up with Miocic for a third time.
“It’d be complicated to claim, ‘No, (Miocic) doesn’t deserve the rematch,” White stated on the news conference. “Needless to claim (he does). Yeah, I don’t know (what we’d enact).”
UFC 260 takes space Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Essentially the major card airs on pay-per-leer following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.