UFC 235: Dana White Would “Love” to See Thiago Santos Fight Jon Jones Next
By FCF Staff
Now that Jon Jones has defended the light-heavyweight title by defeating Anthony Smith, Dana White wants to see “Bones” fight Thiago Santos next.
Jones faced Smith in the headliner of UFC 235, and worked his way to a clear-cut, decision win over the former middleweight. At the post-fight press conference, White was asked about who could challenge Jones next, and the UFC President said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I love the Thiago Santos fight,” White said. “I love that fight. I would love to see him verse Jon Jones.”
“Thiago looks unbelievable at that weight, he’s big, I like his fighting style, and when you put Jon Jones in those type of fights, Jones shines. Jones sort of is one of those guys who rises to the level of his opponent. .. I think Thiago Santos is going to be one of those guys who comes in aggressive, moves forward and gives you the kind of fight that you’re used to seeing Jon Jones in.”
Santos is coming off a stoppage win over 205 contender Jan Blachowicz at UFC Prague, and has won four straight fights.