White Rejects Jones vs. Cormier – Insists Jon Fights Gustafsson
“Gustafsson’s next in line. Even Cormier said, ‘Listen, I hope this whole things works out for me and I get the shot, but even I believe that Gustafsson deserves the next shot.’ [Gustafsson is] the No. 1 contender, he’s waited for this rematch and [Cormier] even agrees. It’s just one of those things that sucks, to be honest with you. As soon as [Jones] starts to build some steam and starts to become the star that you think he can be, he comes out and doesn’t want to fight somebody. You’re the champion, you’re the pound-for-pound best guy in the world, and he says he wants to be known as the best ever. Well, you don’t turn down opponents, you know what I mean? You’ve got to fight all the best in the world, anyway. You’re the man; everybody’s gunning for you.”
In a recent interview with The Albuquerque Journal, UFC President Dana White put the DC vs. Jones talks to rest and set the record straight on who Jon Jones will face-off against next.