While we’ve got an undisputed UFC heavyweight title fight scheduled for as a soon as March 27th. at UFC 260 — as Stipe Miocic rematches Francis Ngannou — it’s not entirely as straightforward, going forward as it may seem.
“I just roll my eyes,” Blaydes said during a recent interview with MMA Fighting when asked for his thoughts on the lie of heavyweight land. “I’m not old so I’m not in a rush so I’ll get there eventually. Honestly, it’s not even a guarantee that Jon (Jones) will take the fight ’cause I heard he also has his eyes on the winner of (the) Izzy (Israel Adesanya) vs. (Jan) Blachowicz fight. If he’s got his eyes on that one, he’s not all in on this heavyweight matchup so it’s not a guarantee. I’m not worried about it. If it does happen, I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”
“Worst case, I’ve always iterated, if I have to clean out the division, I will,” Blaydes said. “I will do that. I have a family at home that I provide for so the more active I am, the better for them. The ultimate goal is the belt but we’ll get there.“