Dana White Wants To Book These Fights In 2022
There’s two fights UFC President Dana White wants to see in 2022, and he thinks fans will feel the same way.
The promotion has already begun to stack its upcoming pay-per-view events that are scheduled for April, May and June. It’s unclear if either of these fights will appear on the upcoming cards, but White made it clear he wants to see a rematch between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, and a heavyweight debut fight for Jon Jones.
“Let’s get Leon (Edwards) his fight (against Kamaru Usman), that’d be great to get that done. But the other one is it’d be good to see Jon Jones back this year,” White told to BT Sport.
“He says he wants to fight heavyweight. I’d like to get a Jon Jones fight at heavyweight this year if possible.”
Edwards and Usman first met in December 2015. Usman dominated the bout with his grappling, which helped take him to a unanimous decision win.
Since then, Edwards has been calling for a title shot. The Englishman went on to win nine of his next 10 fights with one ending in a no contest.
Usman, meanwhile, has never lost in the UFC.
As for Jones, the former two-time light heavyweight champion, he has not fought since 2020. Jones is considered one of the top fighters in the UFC.
But he has found himself in legal trouble since last being in the octagon. But the domestic violence charge was dismissed in December.
Jones previously said he still plans a debut at heavyweight.