Dana White Says Jon Jones Wants A Fight With Daniel Cormier
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.02.2014
Not Alexander Gustafsson...
In an interview with UFC.com for "The Download", Dana White revealed that Jon Jones wants a fight with Daniel Cormier, not a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson. Here are highlights:
On Jon Jones' future: "Just 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. 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."
On possible fights for Anderson Silva's return: "I think that the landscape changes so much in MMA that by the time Anderson comes back, we'll see who's where and who's doing what. Any of those fights can happen. ... Nick Diaz has made it very clear that he would love to fight Anderson Silva."
On UFC's double-header last weekend: "It was a super successful weekend. Obviously we don't have the ratings back for Fox yet, but we did a great gate in Germany, we did a great gate in Brazil, and it had a big impact on UFC Fight Pass. The team out there did a great job of promoting Fight Pass in Germany, so we picked up a ton of new subscribers in Germany. It was a very successful weekend. It was the first time ever we did a doubleheader of fights. You're going to have people who think it's too much and don't want to watch, and you're going to have people that can't get enough. I can tell you this though, the finale in Brazil did 15 million viewers in Brazil."