Jones desire for new opponents is main barrier to Machida rematch
Machida has gone 2-0 since then and was told by UFC exec Marshall Zelaznik in Brazil this week that he is sure to get a title shot if he beats Phil Davis at UFC 163. That isn’t necessarily the case, say White.
“The problem with the Machida [rematch] thing is, Jones wants to fight new guys. He beat him. He choked him unconscious,” he says.
“That's some of the problems you run into with these champions that have gone on these long spells. He's up here talking about he wants to fight [Daniel] Cormier, he wants to fight Glover Teixeira. He wants to fight new guys. We'll see what happens."
You can't really fault him for that when the UFC has little to no regard for the overall title picture anyway.
Glover is just another HL reel for JJ im afraid (and i dont even like Jones).
I'd agree with that and then follow it up by saying that not all BJJ black belts are equal. Vitor has one from Carlson Gracie and Bonnar's is from Carlson/Sergio Penha.
I hate Jon Jones...now that is out of the way. Glovers Bjj will not come into play because Jones will keep him at a literal arms length away. Jones reach is what gives him the major advantage in most of his fights and I dont see that being any different with Glover. I am interested to see how goose does though because Jones reach wont be as much of a factor. for the record I dont think either one will be the guy to defeat Jones though, that honor will either go to Anderson Silva or hopefully one day Dan Henderson if he can get the shot before he dies
If any LHW is going to beat Jones, I'd want it to be Glover.
And if Glover does touch Jones' chin, and that is if because Jones is an extremely intelligent fighter, Glover can end it.
Will it happen? Maybe not, but I can hope.