One thing that Anderson doesn’t like about the UFC is the way the promotion seemingly allows Jones to dictate things.
“They’re letting one person dictate it all,” he said on The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show (via Milan Ordonez of Bloody Elbow). “We’re all equal. Right now, they’re treating us like a number. He’s Jon Jones, but we’re number 4,722. I don’t like that. He’s Jon, I’m Corey. If I’m the champ, I don’t want this. I don’t want no special treatment. If you tell me ‘Sign up ahead of time and keep your schedule,’ I expect that. If we get down to the scale first come, first serve, if I show up late, put me in the order I am. Don’t put me up front because I’m the champ.”
Anderson competed on the same card and the whole last minute location change caused a lot of ruckus for Anderson and his wife.
“UFC called me right before I got in the flight, they were like ‘Oh, don’t come,’” Anderson said. “I’m on my way to Vegas now, I got my wife, she’s eight months pregnant. She can’t travel after this. She’s struggling, we’re hauling bags, and now you’re calling to say don’t come, this and this. Go back home, fly you out again. I’m not doing this again. We were literally walking down the runway to the plane when they called me. But then, when we got there, they were like ‘OK, we can get you to Cali, but we can’t get your wife to Cali.’ My wife is 30 weeks pregnant, she’ here, she’s coming.”
Jones and the UFC have been at odds more many years as well, mainly surrounding the multiple failed drug tests from the fighter.