White: Not the time yet to decide Jones vs. Gustafsson rematch
Had Alexander Gustafsson beaten Jon Jones Saturday night, there would have been an immediate rematch. A Jones win was expected to lead next to a shot with Glover Teixeira. However, the close decision win means there could be an immediate rematch.
But now is not the time to decide, said UFC president Dana White at the post fight press conference.
“We’ve got to see how these guys feel, if anything is wrong with them, and then go from there,” said White at the post fight press conference.
“When you see two guys get busted up like they did tonight, they don’t even want to talk about fighting for a few weeks. You’ve got to let them heal up, go home, spend some time with their family and start to get that itch again. Then, they’ll be ready to talk.”
“I got so caught up in the fight, and people were yelling at me and stuff, and I was yelling at people, and I honestly didn’t score the fight.”
“I didn’t say we were going to do the rematch. I would like to do the rematch. It makes sense, I like it. First of all, with a fight like this, you’ve got to go home and let things play out. Jon Jones isn’t going to even want to hear the word fight for two, three weeks. I guarantee you that. Maybe it is Glover, maybe it’s a rematch. I don’t know.”