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‘It is The Excellent Time For It’

Former interim light-weight champion, Dustin Poirier has performed up a long-rumored heavyweight tremendous struggle between promotional champions, Jon Jones and Alex Pereira – as quickly as UFC 309 later this yr, describing the huge conflict as “blockbuster”.

Jones, the incumbent heavyweight champion, is all however formally set to return to motion earlier than the top of this annum in the primary occasion of UFC 309, in a debut outing at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.


Anticipated to tackle the returning former two-time heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, Rochester native, Jones has lately ramped up coaching for his return to the Octagon for the primary time since March of final yr.

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Weighing up his fast combating future forward of his comeback struggle, Rochester native, Jones admitted he was unsure if he would proceed competing after his bout with Miocic, nonetheless, amid hyperlinks to an excellent struggle the above-mentioned, Pereira, claimed there have been many choices nonetheless on the desk for him.

UFC urged to go all-in on Jon Jones – Alex Pereira tremendous struggle

And one occasion prepared the bout into fruition is the above-mentioned, Poirier, who believes the UFC ought to skip each Miocic, and present interim heavyweight champion, Tom Aspinall – and go ‘all-in’ on a struggle between Jones and Pereira.

“If (Jon) Jones wrestles, I imply, Jones is lot greater – I don’t know, Jones has by no means been knocked out,” Dustin Poirier advised MMA FIghting whereas discussing a possible Jon Jones x Alex Pereira matchup. “Jones just isn’t gonna play the sport with him, he’s too good. But additionally, shifting to heavyweight would possibly delay his (Jones’) longevity – a heavyweight’s shelf dwell is quite a bit longer. And even with the heavyweight division, bro, Stipe’s (Miocic) been out a superb bit, and like I used to be saying about (Michael) Chandler, we age fast.”

“Stipe may come again and be a very completely different individual,” Poirier continued. “… Aspinall is like, clearly legit, he’s the interim champion, he’s beat some good guys, however he doesn’t have that aura that Alex and Jones have. It’s the proper time for it – it’s greater, it’s a blockbuster [fight], bro. …Dude, Jon Jones versus Alex is the one.”

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Having fun with a surprising victory on the finish of final month, former middleweight champion, Pereira efficiently defended his mild heavyweight crown for the second time, taking out former gold holder, Jiri Prochazka with a thunderous second spherical high-kick KO – and subsequently known as for a heavyweight leap.


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