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Stipe Miocic hands out a warning to Jon Jones

For UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, being realistic is the solution to the riddle of current titleholder Jon Jones.

All of Jones' reach, leg kicks, spinning assaults, and other surprising moves that have made him the champion and a frequent choice for MMA G.O.A.T. are therefore secondary to his strategy for regaining the belt.

“I’m not going to let him dictate what he wants to do,” Miocic said on the “Believe You Me” video podcast with Anthony Smith and Michael Bisping. “I’m going to dictate what I want to do. I’m going to do what I want. The minute I let him stop doing what I want, I’ve lost the fight. But if I do what I want, my chances are a lot better of winning than losing.”

Asked about the well-known threats Jones presents, Miocic said the champ is very good at “off the wall stuff that it works.”

“I’m not like that,” he added. “You could say I’m a basic b**** – I’m more like a one-two, one-two kick. I’m simple. He’s very dangerous from everywhere. He does things you wouldn’t expect, so I need to prepare for everything.”

Miocic says he'll weigh between 245 and 250 pounds when the two fight at UFC 295 on Nov. 11 at Madison Square Garden, more than ready to battle with the new mass Jones acquired to his frame after stepping up from the light heavyweight category. Miocic's decision to go from a part-time to a full-time position as a firefighter paramedic has drawn criticism, but the former champion insisted that nothing has changed.


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