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Jones is training again. Who should the champion fight next?

Date: July 14, 2024 Time: 13:06:46

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has begun training after recovering from an injury suffered in the fall. Jones posted a photo of the audience on social media.

“First day in the gym after getting injured. I feel great. This also means the work has begun,” Jones wrote on social media.

John was injured while preparing for his fight with Stipe Miocic, which was scheduled for November 2023. During the downtime, changes occurred in the division, Jones had new real competitors and now it is interesting which option the champion will choose to continue his career.

What did Jones do during the forced break?

“The greatest fighter of all time runs away from fights.” Where did Jones go?

The most obvious is the same fight with Stipe Miocic. Probably the safest option for Jones and the biggest as far as names go. “The best fighter of all time against the best heavyweight of all time” is what they call the potential fight between John and Stipe. Both fighters have long accepted the fight and Miocic has no intention of fighting anyone other than the champion.

But let’s not forget that Jones last appeared in the cage more than a year ago. Even with all due respect to Jones and his credit, in the event of a fight with Stipe, the division will be stagnant for more than a year and a half. And this, to put it mildly, is not very fair to other applicants.

John Jones

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Firstly, Tom Aspinall. During Jones’ absence, the Briton had a tough fight against Sergei Pavlovich, won by knockout and won the temporary belt. From the point of view of the sporting component, the fight between Jones and Aspinall – champion with an interim champion – is much more logical than the fight between Jones and Miocic, who has not competed for three years. Tom tried in every possible way to encourage the fight with John, but he only responded sarcastically in his characteristic manner: they say, a fight with Aspinall, whom no one knows, will give John nothing but risks.

“Only four recognizable rivals, and he already considers himself king of England. It is fun. Legends will be made about you and your embarrassing calls. It doesn’t work that way. I was champion when I was 23 years old. You can’t pretend at 30 years old that you’ve been chasing me your whole life. I have no idea what fights make up 90% of his resume,” Jones wrote on his official social media page.

But the fight with Miocic is another matter: less risk, more money and fame. But if Jones isn’t going to retire and plans to compete, then a fight with Aspinall is simply inevitable. Tom has a temporary belt, and if Jones is going to avoid the Brit, then the UFC can simply strip John of the belt, as was the case with Conor McGregor.

Who is the favorite in the fight between Volkov and Pavlovich?

Pavlovich and Volkov will fight, it’s official. We analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the fighters.

And, of course, we cannot rule out the couple Sergei Pavlovich – Alexander Volkov. Two of Russia’s top heavyweights agreed to a head-to-head fight, and the winner could well qualify for a championship fight. Sergei occupies third place in the ranking, only behind Tom Aspinall and Cyril Hahn. But let’s not forget that the Frenchman has already shown a “great” performance against Jones, losing to him in two minutes, so Cyril definitely won’t get another chance, at least not now. But if Pavlovich beats Volkov, he will definitely be in the title race. At the same time, Alexander, if he beats Sergei, will become one of the main contenders for the title, especially since Volkov has never fought for the belt, although he has been playing in the league for a long time.

Jones is one of the top stars in the UFC and, in this case, his opponents are not chosen by the league, but by himself. If John wants to fight Stipe, he will fight Stipe; If he wants to test himself in fights with Aspinall or Pavlovich, he will test it. Or maybe Jones wants to fight Gan again, who knows. The UFC will listen to John and his opinion, so in many ways it all depends on the champion. And judging by the fact that he is already training, the race for the heavyweight title will soon unfold.

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Puck Henry
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