"Gustafsson's next in line. (He is) the No. 1 contender, he's waited for this rematch," White said. "It's just one of those things that sucks, to be honest with you."
White, who is planning on meeting with Jones and his manager in Las Vegas to discuss his next fight, added that "as soon as (Jones) starts to build some steam and starts to become the star that you think he can be, he comes out and doesn't want to fight somebody."
Previously, Jones declined a fight with Chael Sonnen that resulted in the UFC completely canceling an entire pay-per-view. He fought Gustafsson last year, earning a decision victory.
"You're the champion. You're the pound-for-pound best guy in the world," White said. "Well, you don't turn down opponents. You've got to fight all the best in the world. You're the man; everybody's gunning for you."
- Chael Sonnen had some interesting words for Jon Jones Wednesday night from his analyst chair on "UFC Tonight." Jones, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, has been in the news because he wants to fight Daniel Cormier next and not Alexander Gustafsson.
"You can call him scared. You can cal him conservative," Sonnen said. "But make sure to include champion and the baddest dude on the planet in there."
Sonnen and Jones have shared many interesting verbal battles, and even competed for the title. "Bones" won the fight. The reported Jones-Gustafsson rematch is expected to take place in August.
"(Gustafsson) is the No. 1 contender and is next in line. Jones should fight him," Sonnen continued. "Jones will show respect to leadership and will take the fight."
- Like many wrestling fans, Ronda Rousey was left speechless after seeing Seth Rollins turn on The Shield and side with Triple H this past Monday night on Raw. Rousey, who has shown her passion for wrestling numerous times, can be seen reacting to the final segment in the video below.
Rousey noted that fellow "Four Horsewoman" Jessamyn Duke had a tame reaction next to her because she had already seen the double-cross. As for her next MMA fight, Rousey will be defending her UFC female bantamweight title in July at UFC 175 against Alexis Davis.
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