“I want to fight [Jon] Jones at 205 [pounds]. Because that’s where he beat me. He beat me at 205… I want to beat him where he beat me and I think Jon and I are on the same wavelength in that sense and we’re never on the same wavelength. We don’t agree on anything.
Both of us want to fight at 205 and ultimately…Dana [White is] a power guy but ultimately what we decide is what we’re gonna do. If we both say we want to fight at 205 that’s where we’re gonna fight.
If [Brock] Lesnar can’t fight, as I’ve said, I’d fight Stipe [Miocic]. But it’s gonna be Jones at least. Lesnar first, [then] Jones.”
The current UFC double champion is coming to the end of his career and he has it all mapped out as to how he wants to end it.
At UFC 226 in July, the reigning light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defeated the record-setting defending heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic via first-round knockout. In turn, this instantly set up a future fight between Cormier and the former champion Brock Lesnar.
Cormier’s initial plan was to defend his light heavyweight crown then take on Lesnar and retire. Since that time another former champion and Cormier’s biggest career rival, Jon Jones has been brought back into the fold.
Jones and Cormier have already fought twice. The first time being at UFC 182 when Jones pulled out a unanimous decision victory and the second time being at UFC 214 in July 2017. The second meeting originally resulted in a third-round TKO for Jones but was overturned shortly after due to Jones’ failure of a USADA drug test.
Jones is now set to be able to fight again any time past October 28 and it’s expected that his return will be against a man to give him one of if not the toughest fight of his career in Alexander Gustafsson.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/3/2018