When UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones had the toughest fight of his career vs. Alexander Gustafsson, the UFC wanted an immediate rematch. Jones wanted to fight Glover Teixeira, and got the fight, beating him at UFC 172 in April. Now the UFC is pushing hard for the rematch with Gustafsson, and Jones wants to fight Daniel Cormier.
On Monday Jones' trainer Greg Jackson appeared on The MMA Hour, and offered his thoughts on Jones vs. Gustafsson.
"Yeah, let's do it," said Jackson as transcribed by Dave Doyle for MMAFighting. "As long as you get here in enough time for camp. ... I would not fight him with one week of camp. But if he wants to get here and get going, absolutely."
"All I do is I hold the bucket and I get out. Malki, First Round Management, that's their deal and what they do on the business side is their thing. I'm not sure what's happening at all.
"Me, I'm like ‘here's the opponent, here's the best way we can beat them,' The only time I ever interfere is when they ask ‘should I fight somebody on eight days notice,' which is a math problem and I thought that was not a good idea. That was my foray into management."
"It doesn't matter, (Gustafsson and Cormier) are both so tough man. They're both just animals. Whichever one comes up, the important thing is for Jon to have enough time to prepare, to be ready. If you fight a Cormier or a Gustafsson, you gotta come in on the top of your game. So as long as he puts in a full camp and is prepared and ready to rock, I believe in him 100 percent. Both of those guys are so tough, one of the other, there is going to be no easy night on that one."
What do you think UG? Is this the closest we are going to get to a rematch?
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