Former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo, however, isn’t so sure it will be as competitive as it could have been years prior.
“I love this fight for Jon just because everything that Stipe has, Jon is better at,” Cejudo said on The Triple C & Schmo Show. “If he was fighting a Francis Ngannou, I was a little more cautious with that one just because of pure power and when you have somebody that has scary power like that, it’s a strength that kinda overwhelms whomever. You got power, but Francis Ngannou power is different. But with the Stipe fight, I like it for Jon. I think it’s gonna allow Jon to really work on everything — like mixed martial arts as a whole, not just sticking to one base. So at the end of the day, I think it’s easy money for Jon Jones.”