UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently took issue with what appeared to be a relatively easy path for Alexander Gustafsson to earn a rematch. This came after It was announced that Gustafsson would fight Little Nog, and assuming a win there, would get a shot at the winner of Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira, which will take place in March. When the fight was scrapped, the replacement for Little Nog was Jimi Manuwa.
"Really? You want [Gustafsson] to have the rematch that bad?" Jones told Ariel Helwani, as transcribed by MMAFighting. "No disrespect to Nogueira, but lets see Gustafsson vs. Cormier. It makes so much sense. If me, Cormier, Gustafsson and Teixeira are the toughest four guys in the division, lets put us in a little a round robin pool and see who's the toughest of us four. Why throw Lil Nog into the picture?"
Do your job Jon, a chuckling UFC president Dana White explained.
"Jon, I love you, you're not a matchmaker," said White. "Fight your fight, he'll fight his fight, and don't worry about it. When you talk like that it makes it sound like you're worried about it."