Download w/ Dana White: Jon Jones doesn't want to
fight Alexander Gustafsson -
2nd June 2014
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have been clamoring for the rematch between Jon Jones
and Alexander Gustafsson ever since their epic championship
bout at UFC 165 in September of 2013. Some consider
that bout to be the greatest fight in company history.
news broke the night of UFC 173 that Gustafsson agreed
to terms on a rematch with Jones, everybody has been
waiting on the champion to sign on for the historic
what's the hold up?
to UFC president Dana White, Jones doesn't want to
fight Gustafsson. In fact, the champion has said that
he would rather face Daniel Cormier, who is coming
off a dominant victory over legend Dan Henderson.
to clear up a couple things, people think we're in
contract negotiations with Jon Jones - we're not.
Jon Jones still has five fights left on his contract,"
White said Monday afternoon in an exclusive interview
with UFC.com. "So what we're doing right now
is trying to get him to sign the bout agreement for
Gustafsson. He doesn't want to fight Gustafsson. ...
Lorenzo and I have a meeting with Jones on Thursday
to get him to sign the bout agreement, and he's asking
to fight Cormier instead."
recently spoke to sportsworldnews.com and said he'd
be willing to fight Gustafsson if Jones won't sign
to fight the Swede. White said if Jones doesn't sign
the contract, who knows, Cormier vs. Gustafsson could
be the move.
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