At UFC 172, Jon Jones will defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. If Jones wins that fight, he will likely rematch Alexander Gustafsson for the title.
Waiting in the wings is fellow UFC 172 competitor, Phil Davis. Davis is on a three fight winning streak, but has been sidelined since August for no apparent reason other than he could not get a fight booked. Davis is set to take on the returning Anthony Johnson at UFC 172, and hopes that an impressive win will catapult him into a title shot against Jon Jones.
In order to sell the bout, Davis has not been quiet about his disdain for Jon Jones antics. On multiple separate occasions, Davis has mentioned that he does not like Jon Jones attempting to sway the UFC’s matchups by essentially becoming a matchmaker himself (Courtesy of MMA Fighting):
Why not get him a job? Throw him on payroll. See what he can really do with the lightweights. He seems to matchmake so well. I don’t know. I feel bad for [Jones], but he put himself into an interesting predicament. ‘Why not just have a light heavyweight tournament and have the winner fight Jon Jones?’ That’s pretty much what he’s saying. ‘You guys should have a tournament.’ Call it ‘The Ultimate Jon Jones Fighting Championship.’
You can check out the full interview Davis did with SportsNet Canada in the video below: