UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was thrilled when he was offered the opportunity to appear on the cover of EA Sports' upcoming UFC video game. Jones is a gamer himself and compared the cover slot to landing endorsement deals with Nike and Gatorade.
But Jones is going to share the cover with one of 16 other UFC fighters. Jones said he hopes it's women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, but said he expects the fans are going to vote for Alex Gustafsson.
Jones narrowly defended his belt against Gustafsson, winning a unanimous decision at UFC 165 in September in one of the year's great fights. Many fans wanted to see Jones rematch Gustafsson, but Jones will fight Glover Teixeira in the first quarter of 2014.
He suspects fans may send a message.
"I'm not going to be surprised if Gustafsson wins the vote, but ultimately it's up to the fans to vote, and I'm just excited to see who it's going to be," Jones told Yahoo Sports.
He said he would be pleased if it is Rousey because heRead More »from Jon Jones gets spot on EA Sports’ new UFC game, and fans get to vote for fighter to share cover with him