Following Saturday night’s UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira card, Dana White talks about the much anticipated rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson and a possible stadium show in Sweden. “Do it at 4am in the morning” says White about the must have pay-per-view timing if the rematch.
“Jon is going to agree to whatever fight we make” continues the UFC president about putting the light heavyweight champion against the #1 contender in his home country. “He won that fight, but he got his ass whooped” says White about the first match that saw Jones in a war for the first time.
See the post-fight scrum where White talks all things Jones Versus Gustafsson II, which he calls a “big, massive fight”.
This is not the first time that the idea of holding an event at a stadium in Sweden, as it was discussed at the post-fight press conference after Gustafsson versus Manuwa earlier in the year. Although, White has not been specific about which “new” arena would be the target, as both the Friends Arena and the Tele2 Arena have been recently constructed. Both of them have rectractable roofs, allowing for outdoor events under any weather conditions. The Friends Arena is located north of downtown Stockholm and holds 50,000 for sporting events , while the Tele2 Arena is south of downtown and holds 30,000 for sporting events. With the attention that a Gustafsson versus Jones bout, Friends Arena would be the likely candidate.