Jon Jones wanted heavyweight title fight, but UFC focused on Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier trilogy

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Ahead of his UFC 247 bout with Dominick Reyes, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones admitted that he tried to land a fight with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

That fight, however, didn’t come to fruition as Jones said that his move to heavyweight was delayed because UFC officials are focused on making a trilogy fight between Miocic and Daniel Cormier.

Jones will fight Reyes in the UFC 247 main event on Feb. 8, 2020, in Houston, Texas.

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