UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has said that he has no problem taking on former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Miocic defended his heavyweight title on Saturday, knocking out Alistair Overeem in the first round of their bout at UFC 203.
Following the fight, Jones, the interim light heavyweight champion, took to Twitter to admit that going up against Miocic would be the "challenge of a lifetime".
The only problem for Jones is that he is temporarily suspended after testing positive for two banned substances – clomiphene, a banned estrogen blocker, and traces of letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor – prior to his light heavyweight unification bout with reigning champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in July.
Jones, who faces a two-year ban, is still waiting to hear back from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Even though Jones could find himself out of action for a lengthy period of time, Miocic is open to the idea of fighting the 29-year-old should he be given the green light to compete in the Octagon.
"I'll fight whoever," Miocic told TMZ. "He's a great guy, we've talked before, very nice guy to me. Like I said, I'll fight whoever they want me to fight. If they want me to fight Jon, I'll fight Jon or whoever they want me to fight next — Cain (Velasquez) JDS (Junior dos Santos), (Fabricio) Werdum — I don't care."
Miocic’s next opponent currently remains a mystery, but all signs point to Cain Velasquez or Fabricio Werdum as both fighters are determined to win back the heavyweight title.