Unfortunately for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, a couple of his latest victims will have a chance to salvage their contendership.
Phil Davis called it 'The Ultimate Jon Jones Fighting Championship,' but it sounds like Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson won't necessarily need to fight each other to get back into the title picture.
With both men nursing recent losses, armchair matchmakers believed Cormier and Gustafsson would be the natural matchup to make.
Admitting the fight interests him, UFC president Dana White explained Saturday night that both men already have fights lined up with other opponents.
"Cormier's got another fight set up right now and we actually have another fight for Gustafsson, too," White said at the UFC 183 post-fight press conference. "After those two fight these fights, it makes sense."
Johnson earned the shot at Jones on Jan. 24 when he stopped Gustafsson via first-round TKO in the main event of their title eliminator in Stockholm, Sweden.
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See how the pros reacted to the action at UFC 183.
Thank you all for the love I have seen in social media.
A team is born when we use a large energy focused on some goal. A good team leverages all the energy that has been used and makes magical things happen.
Alone we go fast, together we go far! Love in the heart.
Obrigado a todos pelo carinho que tenho visto nas mídias sociais. Um time nasce quando empregamos uma... http://t.co/AC2kFL6RhU— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) February 2, 2015
Make them humble— AL IAQUINTA (@ALIAQUINTA) February 1, 2015
Brazilian locker room at UFC 183 pic.twitter.com/gMkv7ZUvUy— THALES LEITES (@thalesleites) February 1, 2015
Thiago Alves. (@ThiagoAlvesATT) February 1, 2015
I won!!! I am so excited to be heading to the Superbowl with a win!! Unfortunately I broke my orbital... http://t.co/dw7uDnx0xi— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) February 1, 2015
When bae sends you a good morning text https://t.co/7hUbTBum5x— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 2, 2015
We thank all the coaches for great preparation P this fight!
Agradecemos a todos os treinadores pela grande preparação P essa luta! pic.twitter.com/Sa7heEzTbB— John Lineker (@johnlineker) February 2, 2015
Better luck next time.
Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) February 1, 2015
All camp long we focused on stopping the overhand right. I think I stopped the first 25 but the 26th through 35th got in. Dammit.— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) February 1, 2015
Best philosophy for life http://t.co/hfFLF4qI2O— Sara McMann (@Sara_McMann) February 1, 2015
Congrats to @DerekBrunson he was the better man tonight— Ed Herman (@EdHermanufc) February 1, 2015
Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) January 31, 2015
Wow!!! All 3 Jones brothers are World Champions!!!— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) February 2, 2015
Thank you everybody for the birthday wishes, I appreciate you all thinking of me - but there's still... http://t.co/sJDGQT6E9F— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) February 1, 2015
Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) February 1, 2015
Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) February 1, 2015
Announced yesterday (Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 2015)
cancelled Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 184
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via UFC IS JOKE Sometimes.
Hi Fight fans. Wow what a cool weekend, not really the best fights were put on. But a rare occurrence took place. And that was Nick Diaz Vs Anderson Silva. Pretty much everyone wanted to see this, and Dana obliged. It is also the only PPV I currently have bought since last year. And its the only One I will be buying as cards lately continue to fail, fall apart, people almost die from cutting weight etc.
So after my little rant, lets focus on the PPV that we all wanted. Diaz V Silva !! YES during the PPV all seemed well. Brandao and whoever being scrapped was a bummer but. When they were announcing it all I was saying, and I guess 10 billion other people were saying the same thing lol.. Please not Diaz or Silva.... And it wasn't haha.
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