There will always be drama when Jon Jones enters the UFC octagon. More than any other top-tier UFC fighter in history, Jones has probably sparked controversy either his post-fight drug testing findings or his iconic eye pokes.
At UFC 285, the former two-time light heavyweight champion quickly submitted Ciryl Gane in the opening frame. By doing this, Jones fulfilled a lifelong desire by winning the UFC heavyweight championship. Moreover, he joined Randy Couture and Daniel Cormier as the only other fighters to simultaneously hold the championships for the light heavyweight and heavyweight categories.
Yet even before Jon Jones entered the octagon at UFC 285, his recovery hit a roadblock. Jones was unable to enter the cage because of the tape covering his left foot and toe, according to officials at cageside. He had to sever the tape before going into the octagon. At the UFC 285 post-fight news conference, Jon Jones gave an explanation for why he had wrapped his foot so tightly. According to Jones, the tape on his toe was applied as a preventative measure because of an injury he received during his UFC 159 match against Chael Sonnen years ago:
Henry Cejudo reveals the only way Stipe Miocic can beat Jon Jones
After defeating Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, Jon Jones challenged former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
The UFC President, Dana White, appears to have given the match his OK. He declared that Jones will face Miocic to defend his heavyweight title in the UFC 285 post-fight press conference. Henry Cejudo has first-hand knowledge of Jon Jones’ enormous talent and has trained with him. Although Cejudo concedes that Jones has the advantages in equipment to defeat the former heavyweight champion, Miocic’s toughness and stamina will be essential to his success. Cejudo said in a video on his YouTube channel:
“I do think Stipe’s petrol tank and threshold are his greatest gifts. How he was able to prevail against someone like Daniel Cormier against the odds. Was initially injured, but eventually recovered, much like Stipe improved as the bout progressed. The biggest talent Stipe Miocic, a former heavyweight world champion, possesses is his endurance and threshold. Yet you’ll need all of it and more to defeat a man like Jones. No more than three rounds for me against Jon Jones.