Remember when UFC president Dana White said “I don’t have the faith,” that a Daniel Cormier – Jon Jones rematch would ever come to fruition? Well, whatever your answer, Dana White himself doesn’t recall. Like, at all.
Speaking to ESPN.com, Dana White has admitted that the blockbuster light heavyweight showdown between Cormier and Jones is dependent on whether Jones is ready by the promotions July 29th PPV event.
The decision comes as Jones sees out the end of his year-long suspension for a failed drug test but White has also added a Jimi Manuwa sized caveat if Jones decides against taking an immediate title shot.
“Cormier is available to fight on July 8th, but that time-frame doesn’t work for Jon Jones,” White said. “Cormier already told me he’s willing to fight either Jones or Manuwa. If Jon Jones is ready to fight on July 29, we’ll see the Jones versus Cormier rematch finally.”