UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones might be onto something.
After seeing Alexander Gustafsson take care of Jimi Manuwa this past Saturday, Jones feels that “The Mauler” should have to win another fight before getting his championship rematch.
For what it’s worth, UFC president Dana White did confirm Gustafsson – who lost via decision to Jones last year – as the next contender. “Bones” meets Glover Teixeira next month.
But, does Jones have a point? Here’s what he said on Twitter about the proposed Gustafsson-Cormier bout:
“Why not give the winner of Alexander and DC the winner of myself and Glover?? Call me what you want but I can’t be the only person who thinks that makes perfect sense,” Jones wrote. “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.”
Gustafsson did make a “call-out” to face Jones, and the champ responded by stating, “My hands are tired. I’m fighting Glover April 26th.”
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