Dana White says Daniel Cormier is the reason why trilogy fight with Jon Jones isn't happening at UFC 235

Daniel Cormier, Dana White, Jon Jones

Jon Jones has only just returned to UFC competition after being out of action for 17 months, but his next fight is already lined-up for two months time.

It's then he will face Anthony Smith, with the Light heavyweight title he won against Alexander Gustafsson on the line.

That though is not the fight the UFC fans around the world want to see - that would be Jones against Daniel Cormier for a third time.

The first fight was a unanimous decision victory for Jones in January 2015, but the second bout in July 2017 was far more controversial.

Cormier was KO'd but it was later revealed that Jones had tested positive for turinabol, resulting in a 'no contest' ruling.

Both fighters clearly want another go at each other, but UFC President Dana White as of yet has not made the fight - and Cormier has a wealth of options for his next clash, including Brock Lesnar.

Dana took to ESPN's Instagram account yesterday afternoon to talk a number of topics, ranging from the Diaz brothers to Smith challenging Jones at UFC 235.

Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones for a third time is what Dana White would like to make.

And coincidentally that led into Dana's next focus point, and that was if and when the trilogy between Jones and Cormier is going to happen.

Well as stated by FloCombat journalist Nolan King, White said that he intends to keep Jones busy, and he really wants the two to face-off in a third fight.

He even had it lined-up for 235 in Las Vegas, but owing to injury, Cormier can't make that date.

The type of injury is undisclosed, but that surely puts DC out of defending his Heavyweight title before he turns 40 on March 20 - the date where he previously stated he wanted to be retired by.

It looks like Cormier will have to put that plan on hold should he want at least one more fight, and he will know just how much a Jones trilogy bout or a fight with Lesnar can benefit him financially.

But he will not risk his health and future outside of MMA if he doesn't feel physically right to take such a fight, but hopefully we will get news soon on what DC plans to do.

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