This would mean a near 3 year layoff for Jones, but His team expressed he wouldn’t be ready by the proposed July date. Now Jones has tweet that Stipe says he will be his best in September and is seemingly blaming Stipe for the wait, when his team said Jones wasn’t ready for an earlier date just today.
The UFC schedule would likely put UFC 278 in September. With heavyweight champion- Ngannou out injured and wanting to box in his next fight this could realistically be for an interim belt.
If so this would be the consensus UFC heavyweight GOAT vs UFC Lightheavyweight Goat.