Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is considering a light heavyweight title eliminator bout between former division champion Jon Jones and top-ranked contender Anthony Johnson, who were originally paired off at UFC 187 in 2015.
Until this happened.
But current division kingpin, Daniel Cormier, doesn't believe "Bones" should be the recipient of such a high-profile fight, the timing of which hinges on the resolution of a drug-test suspension from UFC 200. And according to his conversation with "Rumble," he's not the only one who feels that way.
"You know what, man, I really worry about myself, but Anthony actually talked to me and said he doesn't feel like Jon deserves anything," Cormier said Wednesday on UFC Tonight (via MMA Fighting). "He goes, it's time to stop coddling this kid, stop giving him things that he doesn't deserve."
"He feels like [Jones] should have to earn his way back, and you know what, I agree. I agree, I think I should be fighting ‘Rumble' Johnson, but that's between Anthony and Jon," he continued. "I don't know what that does for me (if they fight). The only issue is it would make me have to wait for a long time if those guys go."
Just another crazy f---ing love triangle.
Jones is expected to receive a shortened disciplinary suspension from Untied States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and could be back inside the Octagon this fall, which is probably why the promotion has waited to make its next move regarding the light heavyweight title.
So, who do you, as a fight fan, want to see Jones fight next?