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Coach: Cormier vs Miocic winner will be ‘offered a big money fight’ against Jon Jones

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American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez sees a big reward for the winner between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier at UFC 252.

There is a lot at stake in the upcoming UFC 252 headliner between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. Apart from the UFC heavyweight title that is currently in Miocic’s possession, Cormier’s head coach Javier Mendez believes there is a lot more on the line.

“Whoever is victorious from the fight is gonna get offered a big money fight,” Mendez told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “And I believe it’s gonna be against Jon Jones because Jon Jones has stressed he wants to go to heavyweight. And what better way for Jones to the kind of money he wants than to fight a Stipe or a DC for the heavyweight title.”

Jones is keeping himself shelved as of the moment because of a previous disagreement with management because of his salary. And if you ask Mendez, “Bones” deserves whatever he was asking for.

“That would make the fight that Jones would want,” Mendez said. “Obviously, he deserves more money, he’s a major star, and he’s the most decorated guy really in the light heavyweight division. He’s never been beat. So I think it’s a logical choice.”

UFC 252 happens this Saturday, August 15 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas.