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Dana White: Jon Jones and Chris Weidman want first New York UFC fight


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 Dana White: Jon Jones and Chris Weidman wanted Madison Square Garden super-fight.

Dana White revealed Jon Jones and Chris Weidman wanted to fight each other with MSG put on hold for December 5 before the MMA bill failed again at the New York State Assembly last month.

“Chris Weidman and Jon Jones wanted to fight each other to see who was the king of New York,” White said. “We were talking about that for a while.”

The failed bill is a blow for the UFC who saw this as their best chance to get it passed after former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on fraud charges. It is believed Silver was one of the UFC’s biggest opponents.

With both fighters born in New York, the fight would have headlined UFC 194 following their first event in Melbourne, Australia.

Jones was stripped of the light heavyweight title in April after being arrested on a felony hit-and-run charge. It is not known when he will return. It is unknown if the fight would have been for Weidman’s middleweight title or at a catch weight.

The MMA bill will once again go through the New York Assembly in January. White expects Weidman to be on the card if it gets put through.

“Chris Weidman will definitely be involved and we’ll see what happens with Jones and how this whole situation plays out,” White said. 

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Source: InsideMMA

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