After a very public back-and-forth between himself and the UFC, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has signed on the dotted line and will face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch for the UFC’s 205-pound belt.
In a statement through UFC.com, Jon Jones explained:
“There was never an issue with a contract. I was traveling and finally got to Vegas and got to talk with Dana and Lorenzo. We talked and September 27th, I’ll be fighting Gustafsson.”
“I think Cormier is the tougher fighter, but the fans want to see me fight Gustafsson. There was never an issue with taking the Gustafsson fight. The issue was that my brother is getting married in July and I would have preferred a later date.”