What did I miss? How come its a dead topic all of a sudden?
Jones is tied up for an eternity with TUF.
The other reason is that it's a lot easier to push for a fight where one guy wants it and the other hems and haws but hasn't said "no", than for a fight where both guys explicitly said "I don't want this fight".
What he said ^^^
I've seen that explanation once before and to me, it makes the most sense. If Anderson only has those two fights left then of course they are going to do it in the order of GSP (easiest) first, then Jones. It doesn't make sense the other way round.