Dana White clears up situation about Jon Jones calling for a fight with Alex Pereira suggestions

Jon Jones recently began entertaining the idea of fighting light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira upon his return from injury. His comments were heavily criticized by fans, who felt he was trying to further avoid a clash with interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall.

Jon Jones’ next fight has been the source of much frustration for fans, with the majority calling for him to face Aspinall. Outside of his comments about fighting Pereira, ‘Bones’ has remained steadfast that his return bout will be against Miocic.

Following UFC St. Louis, which took place on May 11, UFC CEO Dana White appeared in front of the media, where he was asked to clarify Jon Jones’ interest in fighting ‘Poatan’.

Dana White said:

“Yeah, it’s Stipe [next]. I think Jon’s just asking, ‘Who do you like? What do you think?’ Kind of just feeling it out, seeing what people think. But he knows he’s fighting Stipe.”

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones was scheduled to fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 last year, but suffered a torn pectoral tendon several weeks before fight night and was forced to withdraw from the bout.

Watch Dana White discuss Jon Jones’ comments below from 4:05:

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