White: Jon Jones wants to fight Cormier, not Gustafsson

 

In a new weekly feature at UFC.com called "The Download" UFC president Dana White discusses the issues of the week.

Fans have been waiting for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to sign a bout agreement for a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 177 on Aug. 23. Jones isn't signing, and has offered no explanation beyond some enigmatic tweets.

According to White, Jones wants to fight Daniel Cormier, rather than Gustafsson.

"Just to clear up a couple things, people think we're in contract negotiations with Jon Jones - we're not," said White. "Jon Jones still has five fights left on his contract. So what we're doing right now is trying to get him to sign the bout agreement for Gustafsson. He doesn't want to fight Gustafsson. ... Lorenzo and I have a meeting with Jones on Thursday to get him to sign the bout agreement, and he's asking to fight Cormier instead."

Cormier recently said if Jones refused to fight Gustafsson, then he would be happy to fight "The Mauler" for an interim title.

The UFC publicly announced that Gustafsson had signed the bout in a clear attempt to push Jones to sign. Now, on UFC.com, the pressure was ratcheted up. White said if Jones doesn't sign the contract, who knows, Cormier vs. Gustafsson could be the move.

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ender852 site profile image  

6/5/14 11:05 AM by ender852

!!!!!!!What a pussy move!!

ender852 site profile image  

6/5/14 11:05 AM by ender852

!!!!!!!What a pussy move!!

T H R I F T Y site profile image  

6/5/14 10:00 AM by T H R I F T Y

If you really want to see Gus vs Jones 2 the play the UFC demo ;)

T H R I F T Y site profile image  

6/5/14 10:00 AM by T H R I F T Y

If you really want to see Gus vs Jones 2 the play the UFC demo ;)

Frederick Emelianenko site profile image  

6/5/14 2:49 AM by Frederick Emelianenko

"The real concern is the knee, which Cormier says may need to be scoped in the coming weeks. Cormier also said there's a fear he may need ACL surgery, as the knee has been bothering him for a long time."http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/5/28/5758890/knee-injury-nearly-sidelined-daniel-cormier-for-dan-henderson-fightSo now Jones wants to fight Cormier instead of Gus, if that ain't a bitch, I don't know what is.

Frederick Emelianenko site profile image  

6/5/14 2:49 AM by Frederick Emelianenko

"The real concern is the knee, which Cormier says may need to be scoped in the coming weeks. Cormier also said there's a fear he may need ACL surgery, as the knee has been bothering him for a long time."http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/5/28/5758890/knee-injury-nearly-sidelined-daniel-cormier-for-dan-henderson-fightSo now Jones wants to fight Cormier instead of Gus, if that ain't a bitch, I don't know what is.

Captain_Underpants site profile image  

6/5/14 2:47 AM by Captain_Underpants

It's funny, I remember when the first Gus fight was announced, close to nobody on here gave him a chance. Now, all of the sudden, he's the savior of LHW's and gets all the Jones haters panties wet, just because he got CLOSE to beating Jon. He didn't beat him, plain and simple. He have Jon a hell of a fight, and it was amazing seeing Jon go through adversity. But he beat Gus, so just because it was close, he should have to rematch him?

Captain_Underpants site profile image  

6/5/14 2:47 AM by Captain_Underpants

It's funny, I remember when the first Gus fight was announced, close to nobody on here gave him a chance. Now, all of the sudden, he's the savior of LHW's and gets all the Jones haters panties wet, just because he got CLOSE to beating Jon. He didn't beat him, plain and simple. He have Jon a hell of a fight, and it was amazing seeing Jon go through adversity. But he beat Gus, so just because it was close, he should have to rematch him?

boneskodaiceman site profile image  

6/4/14 1:02 PM by boneskodaiceman

There's a difference between manning up and taking fights "anywhere/anytime" and then losing those fights horribly.Take his last few fights:At Middleweight: Mauled vs Silva- TKOAt Light HW: Mauled by Jon Jones- TKO Mauled by Rashad- TKO

boneskodaiceman site profile image  

6/4/14 1:02 PM by boneskodaiceman

There's a difference between manning up and taking fights "anywhere/anytime" and then losing those fights horribly.Take his last few fights:At Middleweight: Mauled vs Silva- TKOAt Light HW: Mauled by Jon Jones- TKO Mauled by Rashad- TKO



 

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