Jon Jones pitches Stipe Miocic as first heavyweight opponent, tells Brock Lesnar, ‘I’ll beatcho ass too’

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Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones believes he’s a better choice than Francis Ngannou for champ Stipe Miocic’s next opponent. And he’s ready to welcome Brock Lesnar back to the UFC.

Two weeks after vacating the UFC light heavyweight title, Jones on Monday pitched a title shot for his first heavyweight fight, arguing he’s a much more attractive opponent that Francis Ngannou, who’s been promised the next crack at champ Stipe Miocic.

Using his preferred method of communication, Jones took to Twitter to lay out his case.

Jones recently has been bulking up in preparation for his move up to heavyweight. He relinquished the belt after a dispute over pay with UFC President Dana White as he teased a potential fight with Ngannou.

The consensus No. 1 light heavyweight of all time was most recently seen in the cage versus Dominick Reyes, whom he defeated via unanimous decision to notch the third defense of his third reign as champion.

Jones apparently picked up on recent news about former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who recently became a free agent after another stint with the WWE. He’s previously toyed with the idea of a fight against the pro-wrestling champ.

White has said Ngannou will get the next shot at Miocic, who earlier this month defended the belt with a trilogy win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 252. Miocic recently declared a rematch with Ngannou “isn’t exciting” two years after he handed the Cameroonian fighter a lopsided loss at UFC 220.

Ngannou recently took to Twitter to clap back at Jones after the light-heavy great live-tweeted Miocic vs. Cormier 3 and afterward wrote, “heavyweight world championships I will be seeing you real soon.”

Jones, 33, was once in line to fight Miocic for the heavyweight title. The promotion was discussing a potential superfight between the two at UFC 219 before a positive drug test reversed Jones’ title defense over then-light heavyweight Cormier at UFC 214, resulting in the second stripping of his title.

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