White hints at Cormier v Jones rematch

Demetrious Johnson flips

Jon Jones may as well have been attending a university lecture on the night of April 8. Otherwise, "DC" will fight Jimi Manuwa as Jones takes on another opponent.

"To be honest with you, I'm not even worrying about the rankings", Gustafsson said, speaking exclusively to Champions.co. [You] will get embarrassed! "[You] won't last a round".

Jones, who never lost his championship inside the octagon, has been scheduled to fight Cormier on numerous occasions but the two have only entered the cage once with Jones winning via decision in 2015. No wrestling, no kicking. After I beat Glover, then I will look at where I'm at and what is ahead of me. That's the only mission right now and I don't care for the title shot.

Cormier's wedding is planned for May.

In an ESPN report, White declared on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that he's willing to put Jones in UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California for the much-anticipated clash with Cormier.

Neither Jones nor his camp had yet to comment on the fight as of the time of publication.

Manuwa (17-2) is considered one of the hardest hitters in the 205-pound division, with 15 of his professional wins coming via knockout.

"We all just saw what Jimi did to Corey Anderson", Gustafsson said. The 29-year-old is now serving a one-year suspension for a failed drug test, which ends t. After all, Cormier is his greatest rival, so what would it say if "Bones" conceded he needed to fight someone else, of lesser ability, first?

"Let's go! I wanna fight you!"

But according to White, given the fact Jones has a less than stellar track record in recent years, he was in no rush to risk slotting Jones in another main event spot on a marquee event. "Where's the contract. This [is] light work".

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