Someone needs to explain to UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) that posting comments or videos on social media, only to delete the messages shortly after is not a good look. Especially in this day and age where nothing is ever truly erased from the Internet.
Jones’ latest mishap came Tuesday via an Instagram video where he explains his decision to pass on a rematch with consensus top contender Alexander Gustafsson in favor of a scrap against bitter rival Daniel Cormier.
“Asking for a undefeated Olympic wrestler, Strikeforce champion makes me somehow a coward? How about the fact that I beat Gustafsson already, whether you guys like how close it was or not. It’s my career, not yours,” Jones stated in the video.
Ten days ago, the UFC announced Gustafsson signed his bout agreement to face Jones on August 30 at UFC 177. The promotion has since turned up the public pressure on “Bones” to do the same.
However, Jones has his own agenda and would like to give Cormier next digs at his crown.
Gustafsson dropped a highly controversial unanimous decision to Jones in September. He is the only man that has ever made the UFC’s most decorated light heavyweight champ look mortal.
This marks the second time Jones has declined a sequel with Gustafsson, which has intensified chatter that he’s dodging “The Mauler.”
Fortunately, someone was able to capture Jones’ Instagram video and posted it on YouTube. Enjoy it while it lasts: