Jon Jones Says That He Would Rather Fight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson

Published on October 31st, 2016 2:49 am EST

Former Light Heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones, who is expected to be cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in short order, has sounded off on who he wants to fight after UFC 206.

In the main event of UFC 206 in Toronto in December, Daniel Cormier will attempt to defend his Light Heavyweight title against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. The two men have fought once before, with Cormier winning via submission.

One very interested onlooker will be Jon Jones, who was originally supposed to square off against Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200. Jones famously failed a drug test and was pulled off the card, which led to a fight between Cormier and Anderson "The Spider" Silva. It was originally believed that Jones could face a multi-year suspension for the positive test, though it is believed that Jones will be let off the hook with a tainted supplement defense. This would clear the way for Jones to take on the winner of Cormier/Johnson 2.

The King is in the middle of a report on Jon Jones and his imminent return to the octagon.  Will he be fighting Rumble Johnson or Daniel Cormier is the question.

Jones was asked who he would rather fight - Johnson or Cormier.

According to the former champion, he would rather fight "Rumble", as it would mean that he could clear out his division and win back the Light Heavyweight title at the same time. If Jones were to defeat Johnson, there would be nobody left of any consequence for Jones to beat in the Light Heavyweight division.

Jones, however, admitted that Cormier is the more well-rounded fighter and will likely beat Johnson for the second time.


Whether Daniel Cormier likes it or not, it is a virtual certainty that he will be squaring off against Jon Jones somewhere down the road.

The big question - will this fight take place after UFC 206 after a Cormier victory, or will Jones and Johnson square off for the title?

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