Jon Jones may have just returned to action after a lengthy layoff, but UFC President Dana White is already thinking about how to put together his next fight. After the UFC’s latest event in Kansas City, White said that he hopes to stage a heavyweight title fight featuring Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic at Madison Square Garden.
“That’s where we’d like to do it,” White said, per ESPN.
UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, who is originally from New York, is also on board for a fight at The Garden. Shortly after White’s press conference, he hoped on Twitter to share his excitement for a potential bout in his home state.
The UFC made its debut at Madison Square Garden nearly a decade ago. More recently, UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight contender Alex Pereira headlined an event at the historic venue last November. It is unclear when exactly the mixed martial arts promotion will head back to the Big Apple, but most insiders expect it to happen sometime this fall or winter. For the time being, UFC has its sights set on Newark, New Jersey as the venue for UFC 288 featuring Henry Cejudo and New York native Aljamain Sterling.