Mitch Sanderson

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Stipe Miocic believes the UFC’s heavy weight champion deserves extra respect, and he is able to earn it.

After Jon Jones shook off the notion of preventing Miocic after his UFC 214 win as a result of the champ “is comparatively unknown to most of the people,” the Cleveland native responded to the highest mild heavyweight.

“Pay attention, I am going to battle anybody. If the UFC needs me to struggle Jon, I am going to struggle him,” Miocic informed FloCombat’s Damon Martin on Monday. “All I care about proper now’s breaking that report, profitable now and holding the belt for a very long time. I feel I’m related, I do not know what he is speaking about. I haven’t got as many followers as him on social media perhaps, however I am fairly positive I am related.

“I am the baddest man on the planet for a purpose. He can assume what he needs, no matter. Pay attention, on the finish of the day I’m related.”

Jones’ slight was focused at Miocic’s capability to usher in prime dollars in comparison with Brock Lesnar, not essentially his in-Octagon talents, however the 34-yr-previous stated “Bones” must be frightened about going face to face.

“Yeah undoubtedly, I am a much bigger danger one hundred pc than Brock Lesnar,” Miocic stated, referring to how harmful he’s as a fighter. “There isn’t any query.”

Jones says he does not know what’s subsequent for him within the UFC, although he has expressed main curiosity in getting an enormous-cash struggle and not one of the contenders in his personal division are assured to deliver him that.