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Stipe Miocic: Ngannou ‘might not be as technically sound as Jon Jones but he does have power’

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Stipe Miocic gives his take on the fantasy matchup between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou.

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While negotiations may have stalled between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou, it’s still hard not to imagine how the fight would play out in real life.

Would Jon Jones’ technical striking and unorthodox wrestling be enough to overcome Ngannou’s raw aggression and power?

UFC veteran Stipe Miocic isn’t sure but, as heavyweight champion, he would love to see the matchup and hopes both parties can reach a deal with the UFC.

Miocic knows Ngannou isn’t as technically sound as Jones but believes ‘The Predator’s ferocious knockout power could be the key to victory.

“That would be a good fight,” Miocic told MMA Fighting. “Interesting matchup. I think anyone fighting [Ngannou] is a tough fight cause he’s so explosive and he hits super hard. That’s the one equalizer.

“He might not be as technically sound as Jon Jones but he does have power. I definitely think [Jones] can win with a great game plan but like I said anything can happen. You’re wearing small gloves, heavyweight division, dude throwing bombs. Anything can happen honestly.”

Miocic is looking to return to the Octagon by the end of the year to take on Daniel Cormier in a trilogy bout.

“I’ll be fighting before the end of the year, no question,” Miocic said. “100 percent.”