With all of the controversy coming around whether or not current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones (20-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) will fight Alexander Gustafsson (16-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) or Daniel Cormier (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) Well Jon Jones posted a 15 second video on his Instagram going off on the fans.
“Asking for an undefeated Olympic wrestler (and) Strikeforce champion makes me somehow a coward? How ’bout the fact that I beat Gustafsson already, whether you guys like how close it was or not? It’s my career, not yours.”
Jon Jones (20-1) has an 11 fight winning streak. He defeated Maurício Rua via TKO to win the title in 2011 and went on to defend his title six times with wins over fighters named: Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen and finally back in September against Alexander Gustafsson.
We have reported in the past that Alexander Gustafsson has already signed on to fight Jones. However, UFC President Dana White has came out and said that Jones does not want to fight Gustafsson, but rather Daniel Cormier.
Dana White Said: “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.”
Whoever Jones fights, he is scheduled to return to the octagon this August.