UFC President had some time on his hands after landing in Winnipeg last night for UFC 161. So, he decided to use some time to respond to some fans questions on Twitter.
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 13, 2013
The Mauler is, of course, Alexander Gustafsson. And Jon Jones added that he has some news coming soon too:
Fight date announcement coming soon. Just spoke with the president. Stay tuned
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 12, 2013
While “Bones” never says he will be fighting Gustafsson, it looks like that will be the next matchup for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
It was believed that Lyota Machida would be getting the next shot at the title but that was not well received by many fans with Jones already beating Machida by chokeout in 2011. Gustafsson – now 15-1 and having won six in a row – had never received a title shot and would be a fresh challenger.
UPDATED: White confirmed the match to the media today and said it will take place at UFC 165 on September 21 in Toronto.