Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson rematch booked for September 27th


Today UFC President Dana White met with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to hash out their difference of opinion on Jones' next fight. Good news for fans, the two seem to have come to an agreement:

"There was never an issue with a contract.  I was traveling and finally got to Vegas and got to talk with Dana and Lorezno.  We talked and September 27th, I'll be fighting Gustafsson," Jones explained.

"I think Cormier is the tougher fighter, but the fans want to see me fight Gustafsson.  There was never an issue with taking the Gustafsson fight," Jones said.  "The issue was that my brother is getting married in July and I would have preferred a later date.  I didn't want to go this early and I would have preferred to go later in October or November.  It is what it is.  We have a date now, Sept 27th.  This was a personal decision for me.  I will be at my brother's wedding and have a proper training camp."

"Obviously Jon is right, this if the fight the fans want to see.  The great thing about this is, we get Jones vs Gustaffson, and if Jones beats Gustafsson, we get Jones vs Cormier.  Two great fights in the light heavyweight division with three of the baddest guys in the world: the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world and champion Jon Jones, and the number one and two contenders," UFC President Dana White commented.

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Dylan95 site profile image  

6/7/14 1:04 PM by Dylan95

He was joking lol

doubleleg07 site profile image  

6/7/14 10:21 AM by doubleleg07


suspiciouslyofficial site profile image  

6/6/14 7:58 PM by suspiciouslyofficial

It's his career, he'll cry if he wants to.

Captain_Underpants site profile image  

6/6/14 7:23 PM by Captain_Underpants

Yea I noticed lol I guess the excuses are starting early this time. It's funny, next to no one have Gus a chance before the first fight, he makes a close fight that Jones won, and all of the sudden Gus is now the savior of Jones Haters everywhere! Lol once he loses, I guarantee Cormier gains a bunch of new "fans"

pollice_verso site profile image  

6/6/14 7:19 PM by pollice_verso

I never thought he'd have the guts to fight Gus again. Great to hear! If he doesn't cheat with the eye pokes this time like he usually does, he might finally earn a victory against someone his own size and physical/career age... a few more of those and he might be in the top 3 P4P one day. ;)

doubleleg07 site profile image  

6/6/14 7:11 PM by doubleleg07

Funny how that is exactly what the very next comment after mine is about, isnt it?

Captain_Underpants site profile image  

6/6/14 6:33 PM by Captain_Underpants

This.I wonder what kind of excuse the haters will use to spin Jon's win into a negative. Probably eye pokes or elliptical kicks, or some crazy shit like that

Fake Pie site profile image  

6/6/14 6:23 PM by Fake Pie

Over under on Jones eye-pokes?

doubleleg07 site profile image  

6/6/14 4:11 PM by doubleleg07

Gon be a bunch of crying around here after Jon pushes Gus' shit in with the quickness. Wont be any "tried to beat him at his own game" business this time; Jon is going to rip Alex's heart out Kano-style with tha wrasslin. Cant wait to read about how bad Jon will be getting wrecked in the next match up by [insert next challenger here]War Bones

NickDiazsSpinningBackfist site profile image  

6/6/14 2:55 PM by NickDiazsSpinningBackfist

Fucking this.