Former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Jon Jones’ suspension will come to an end shortly and he’s expected to fight Daniel Cormier for the gold at UFC 214.
UFC President Dana White said that Jones would be competing in the co-main event due to his past history, something that Jones’ manager in Malki Kawa says is a snub to the former champion.
“At the end of the day, when (Dana White) says ‘I can’t trust him,’ look, I understand what you’re saying from your end, because you’re upset, pissed off and I get it,” Malki said to MMA Mania. “But it is what it is. But from our end, if you think you’re going to sell better by saying Jon Jones is a co-main event or it protects you better, then you got to do what you got to do.”
Kawa admits that he and White have a difference in opinion on Jones, but he still believes that the whole situation is just ridiculous.
“It’s the funniest thing ever,” Kawa said. “Listen, to be honest with you, it’s funny. And my personal opinion, I think it’s ridiculous, because at the end of the day, I mean, yes, he missed out on UFC 200, and I think the whole situation behind it was stupid and ridiculous.”