What’s the lesson here, kids? Well, that life isn’t fair.
Oh, and that the UFC ranking system makes zero sense and has little to no integrity.
UFC president Dana White stated earlier today that the winner of March 27th’s UFC Heavyweight championship fight between Miocic and Ngannou will face Jon Jones later in the year for the heavyweight belt, Yahoo Sports reports.
Am I hearing that right?
The current heavyweight champ – Stipe Miocic – who has trucked absolutely everyone in the heavyweight division and has already beat Ngannou once, has to beat Ngannou again to set up a fight with Jon Jones. Jon Jones has never fought in the heavyweight division and is receiving the ultimate fastpass to an undeserved title shot just to sell tickets and pay-per-views.
I get that fighting is a spectator sport and you want to get the sexiest matchup for Saturday night, but c’mon man!
Miocic is the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time. He just defeated Cormier twice in three fights. He already beat Ngannou in five rounds. This is an absolute slap to the face of Miocic and the entire heavyweight division. What is Dana White doing here?
If you’re going to fast track Jones, set up a fight between him and Ngannou. The winner gets Miocic. That makes more sense to me. But this is just dumb. It’s like putting Brazil in the World Cup Final every four years just because they’re Brazil. Dumb.
Miocic is 38 years old. I hope he mops the floor with both of them and rides off into the sunset as the undisputed heavyweight G.O.A.T.