Former long-time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will attempt to regain the title he had stripped from him when he meets champion Daniel “DC” Cormier in a rematch at April 23 2016’s UFC 197.
While the two men have a bitter rivalry amongst themselves to say the least, “Bones” isn’t all that interested in beating Cormier for a second time other than for the sake of getting his belt back.
The former champion actually recently stated that a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, who pushed Jones to his limits back in 2013, actually means more to him than his upcoming showdown with “DC”.
To this day, many still believe that “The Mauler” got the better of Jones back at UFC 165, including the Swedish star himself.
Catching wind of Jones’ recent comments, Gustafsson took to his official Facebook page to respond, telling “Bones” to focus on his fight with Cormier, but also noting that he wants the belt that he feels he’s owed:
Gustafsson is coming off of a loss to Cormier last October, but his exciting style has kept him in title talks for the last couple of years.
If Jones indeed gets by Cormier next month, it’s likely that he’ll finally meet top contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, but would you like to see the pound-for-pound king go round two with Gustafsson in the near future?