Davis: Why not call it the Ultimate Jon Jones Fighting Championship?

Monday, March 24, 2014

UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings
Champion : Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson 
2. Glover Teixeira 
3. Rashad Evans 
4. Phil Davis 
5. Daniel Cormier

When Phil Davis beat Lyoto Machida, he vaulted into the top 5 contenders, and hoped for another top 5 contender, with of course an eye to a title shot. Instead he got a returning Anthony Johnson.

“He's not the guy I wanted,” said Davis. “But pretty much everyone else was booked, so it wasn't a huge surprise, but it was like, I'll take it at this point.”

However, UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones had some match making ideas of his own.

When Alexander Gustafsson beat Jimmy Manuwa at UFN 27 in London, UFC president Dana White announced that “The Mauler” would get the next shot at the winner of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. challenger Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in April.

Gustafsson said he thought it was Jones he would be fighting, but Jones says he thinks Gustafsson needs one more fight first, vs. Daniel Cormier.

“Why not give the winner of Alexander and DC the winner of myself and Glover??” asked Jones on Twitter. “Call me what you want but I can't be the only person who thinks that makes perfect sense. I see DC congratulating Alexander and making comments about waiting his turn now. I wonder if they're afraid to fight each other? People who don't like to think are quick to call me afraid. Think about it, I'm asking for the meanest of the two would you face winner of Phil vs Anthony?”

In an interview with Sportsnet Canada, Davis took issue with Jones' match making prescription.

“Why not get him a job? Throw him on payroll,” said Davis as transcribed by MMAFighting. “See what he can really do with the lightweights. He seems to match make so well. I don't know. I feel bad for him, but he put himself into an interesting predicament. 'Why not just have a light heavyweight tournament and have the winner fight Jon Jones?' That's pretty much what he's saying. 'You guys should have a tournament.' Call it 'The Ultimate Jon Jones Fighting Championship.'”