Two-time UFC light-heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson is set to fight light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier at UFC 192 next month, but revealed in an interview that if it was up to him, he would be fighting former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, not “DC.”
“I’d probably fight Jon Jones again.”
“That’s the fight everybody wants to see,” he told MMAjunkie, . “That’s the fight I want to have again. I would do it for myself, but I would mainly do it for my fans.”
Ironically, Cormier feels the same way. “”DC” said in a recent interview that if it was up to him, he would be fighting Jon Jones for a second time.
“If Gus and I are scheduled to fight and Jones was back and Jones was eligible to compete, I would ask (the UFC),” he told MMAjunkie. “I would ask if there’s any way we could get this rematch done, and Alex fight someone else.
“That’s the fight that you want. Any guy in the division would give you the same answer to that question.”
After UFC 192, Cormier has gone on record stating that he hopes to fight Jon Jones in the future if Jones’ legal troubles are resolved.
Jones was stripped of that title following a car accident that involved him running a red light and crashing into a pregnant lady that resulted in breaking her arm. He now faces some serious legal charges for that. The UFC had to suspend Jones as well. But Jones is scheduled for a plea hearing next week so we may be one step closer to Jones returning to a sport he once dominated.
UFC 192 takes place Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Houston’s Toyota Center. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.