UFC 197: Anthony Johnson Denies Accepting Fight With Jon Jones in New Videos
By FCF Staff
Jon Jones is scheduled to fight Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197 now, but Anthony Johnson is denying that he ever agreed to face the former champ at the upcoming event.
After light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier was forced to pull out of the April 23rd card due to injury, the UFC ended up booking OSP as Jones’ new opponent. When the match-up was announced, UFC President Dana White reported that the promotion had asked Johnson, but that the latter couldn’t compete due to recent dental surgery.
While appearing on “The MMA Hour”, Jones said he was told Johnson’s camp initially accepted the bout, but then opted against it, because the fighter was going to undergo dental surgery. Well, in a series of videos Johnson has posted on Instagram, he denied that was the case.