After it was announced that with a win in his next bout, Alexander Gustafsson would earn another shot at Jon Jones UFC Light Heavyweight Title, Jones took issue with the match making when he spoke with Ariel Helwani last week:
“Really? You want [Gustafsson] to have the rematch that bad?” Jones told Ariel Helwani, as transcribed by MMAFighting. “No disrespect to Nogueira, but lets see Gustafsson vs. Cormier. It makes so much sense. If me, Cormier, Gustafsson and Teixeira are the toughest four guys in the division, lets put us in a little a round robin pool and see who’s the toughest of us four. Why throw Lil Nog into the picture?”
Despite Jones’ issue with the possibility he may have to fight Gustafsson sooner rather than later, UFC President Dana White had a message for the champ:
“Jon, I love you, you’re not a matchmaker,” said White. “Fight your fight, he’ll fight his fight, and don’t worry about it. When you talk like that it makes it sound like you’re worried about it.”
Should Jones be worried?