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UFC 295: Jon Jones Reveals He’s Having “Nightmares” About Stipe Miocic Fight

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Saikat Banerjee
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A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat Banerjee is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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Many fear facing Jon Jones in the Octagon, but the UFC heavyweight champion himself has a nightmare- about his upcoming clash against Stipe Miocic.

About every hour, Stipe Miocic will cross my mind: Jon Jones

“Bones” is set to defend his heavyweight gold this November in the main event of UFC 295 against Miocic- the former two time UFC heavyweight champion. The fight will mark the 41-year-old’s return to the Octagon after a lengthy hiatus of 32 months.

While the odds aren’t in his favour, Miocic is a formidable foe to face in the cage, and Jones acknowledges it clearly. Speaking on the OverDogs podcast, the former light heavyweight champion admitted that Miocic is crossing his mind quite often.

“At this point, I still get really nervous, man. I have nightmares about my opponents. About every hour, Stipe Miocic will cross my mind. He will cross my mind. I could be having a drink, you name it, he crosses my mind. I could be at my kid’s volleyball game and I thinking about Stipe. There’s a lot of mental that goes into it that I don’t think people realize. But the goal is to just conquer that,” said Jones.

“Stipe has balls. He has courage,” he went on, “He’s not the youngest fighter, but that is a man. That is a man. I’m not the youngest either. In sports’ years, I’m over the hill, that’s for sure. Especially in combat sports. Stipe, he’s an honorable dude, and I know that he’s a man at the end of the day, and I know that he wants this fight.”

“Everyone else thinks that his back’s against the wall and this is a David and Goliath situation for him. I disagree. I think Stipe is a very capable athlete and I think I owe it to Stipe to give him that chance to fight the best fighter ever. And I think Stipe owes it to me to give me a chance to fight the greatest heavyweight ever. I think we owe it to each other. I feel like we both would feel like we have unfinished business if we walked away not competing against each other,” added Jones. [H/T MMA Fighting]

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