Cormier, who defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 173, injured his LCL and ACL ahead of the match-up, and planned to visit a doctor to get his knee scoped out. On Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani revealed that the undefeated Olympian is prepared to delay his knee surgery if it would mean fighting for a world title - whether an interim title or for Jones' actual title.
The UFC has been trying to put together the Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson rematch for several months now, and while the Swedish star has already singed the bout agreement, Jones is yet to settle matters with the promotion. Jones claims he is more interested in a fresh match-up against the former Strikeforce Grand Priz champion instead of a second fight against a competitor he had already defeated last year.
Helwani also mentioned that Jones, along with his management, would be in Las Vegas on Thursday, and will meet with the UFC to settle the matter.
If Jones continues to trouble the promotion, both Cormier and Gustafsson appear to be interested in an interim title fight. While White insists that the next fight for Jones will be Gustafsson, time will tell whether that will actually be the case.