Dana White considering Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson title eliminator

August 23, 2016 9:30 am by Evan Bell
Jon Jones

Earlier this month, UFC President Dana White revealed that things have been going well for pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones in regards to his USADA case. Jones followed up White’s comments with a video of his own, in which he informed fans that he hopes to be in the Octagon once again very soon.

Jones, who failed an out-of-competition drug test prior to his UFC 200 scrap with Daniel Cormier, was pulled from the card just two days before their scheduled fight.

Now, in the wake of Anthony Johnson’s UFC 202 KO win over Glover Teixeira, White is considering a Jones-Johnson title eliminator fight to determine who fights Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight championship.

Jones and Johnson were scheduled to fight once before at UFC 187, however legal issues forced the UFC to pull Jones from the card, and have Johnson fight Daniel Cormier for the vacant light heavyweight championship.

White spoke on ‘UFC Unfiltered’ to discuss the possibility of a Jones-Johnson title eliminator:

“I’m in a weird place,” White said on the show. “We saw that fight, and it was a great fight. I’ve still got to talk to (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and see what he thinks. But I’m thinking maybe we do Anthony Johnson vs. Jon Jones to see who gets to fight Daniel Cormier.”

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