UFC Targets May for Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson

Written by Tom Ngo
January 28th, 2015

UFC Jon Jones

We all know the who, now it’s just a matter of the UFC determining the when and where for a light heavyweight title tilt between champion Jon Jones (pictured) and Anthony Johnson.

UFC president Dana White vaguely settled the latter two issues on Wednesday’s episode of “The Jim Rome Show.” White said the UFC is hoping to host the 205-pound clash in May.

The UFC currently only has one pay-per-view scheduled for that month, which is the 23rd in Las Vegas. The promotion was hoping to have featherweight king Jose Aldo defend his throne against Conor McGregor on that Memorial Day weekend card, but rumor has it that the UFC will push that bout back to later in the summer.

Jones will be entering the scrap under a cloud of controversy. Shortly after dominating Daniel Cormier earlier this month to post his eighth straight title defense, it was revealed Jones flunked his pre-fight drug test for cocaine.

He admitted himself into rehab immediately after news broke, but he claimed doctors sent him home after just one day because they believe he didn’t have a cocaine problem.

Johnson, meanwhile, is arguably the most physically imposing opponent Jones has ever faced. “Rumble” solidified his next dibs status four days ago by TKO’ing Alexander Gustafsson in just 135 seconds.

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