Top Five Fights to Look Forward to in 2021

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2. Jon Jones vs Anybody

The return of the longtime greatest fighter in the world has become a talking point for the last several months and will continue to be discussed until he actually steps back into the cage.

Per UFC President Dana White, he and Jones had what he described as their “best conversation in years” which has many expecting that a concrete plan for his future is expected to materialize soon.  One thing that has been proven about the fight game is that nothing speaks louder than money, and it is the hope that such a conversation means that all sides will be able to come to terms for a summer blockbuster between Jones and Israel Adesanya.  “The Last Stylebender” is expected to have a date with current light-heavyweight ruler Jan Blachowicz in early 2021, and an Adesanya victory is seen as the last step before an epic collision with Jones.

If the clash with Adesanya does not come to pass, one can do much worse than a consolation prize of having Jones finally move up in weight to take on the winner of Miocic vs Ngannou for the heavyweight title.  Consider, Miocic would go into the bout as the consensus best heavyweight in the world and arguably the best heavyweight of all-time.  On the other hand, Ngannou would go into the fight likely riding a win streak of consecutive knockouts outs of several former or current champions.  All of which leads to a win-win super fight that will involve one of the most fascinating characters in the history of combat sports.