MMA fans could get a second helping of action between the two light heavyweight stars.
UFC president Dana White said the promotion was already thinking about a rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title.
While admitting it was all speculative at this stage, White said it would be crazy not to entertain the notion of seeing the two stars of the 205 pound division throw down again.
Jones and Gustafsson put on arguably the greatest fight in the division’s storied history in the UFC with the American hanging onto the belt via a unanimous decision.
However, the Swede challenger made it far from easy as he scored the first takedown on Jones in his career inside the octagon and landed several big shots that saw a nasty cut opened up over his right eye.
Fittingly the pair walked away with fight of the night bonuses for their trouble, and at the after-card press conference White hinted that the pair could fight again before Glover Teixera gets his shot at the belt.
“We’ve got to see how these guys feel, (and) if anything is wrong with them, and then go from there,” White said.
“When you see two guys get busted up like they did tonight, they don’t even want to talk about fighting for a few weeks. You’ve got to let them heal up, go home, spend some time with their family and start to get that itch again. Then, they’ll be ready to talk.”
Both men were taken to hospital rather than the press-conference such were the injuries they suffered during the gruelling five-round fight.
However, White also tipped that if a rematch does occur it might be held in Gustafsson’s backyard in Sweden in what would be one of the biggest fights to be held outside of Northern America for the promotion.
“It wouldn’t be like we couldn’t do it in Sweden,” he said. “It would be pretty great to do the fight there. I love it there, but (Las) Vegas is never bad, either. Or if the timing went right on this fight, it could be a Super Bowl (weekend) fight, too.
“(But) I didn’t say we were going to do the rematch.
“I would like to do the rematch. It makes sense, I like it. First of all, with a fight like this, you’ve got to go home and let things play out. Jon Jones isn’t going to even want to hear the word fight for two, three weeks. I guarantee you that. Maybe it is Glover, maybe it’s a rematch. I don’t know.”