“It doesn’t depend on what I want; it depends on what they want to do,” White said. “Adesanya is a champ. He’s really coming into his own, and you can tell he knows this is his house, and he comes and acts like it. I think he wants the winner of Whittaker and Cannonier, and then we’ll see what happens after that.”

Jones is finally making the jump to heavyweight and has his eyes set on a title shot against Stipe Miocic who most recently sent old Jones foe Daniel Cormier into retirement.

However, he has to wait his turn at that weight as well. White has already suggested that Francis Ngannou – off the back of three first round knockouts – will be next in line.

That leaves Jones in a bit of limbo. Both of the lucrative bouts he can get are unavailable to him right now, so it seems like he’ll be forced to play the waiting game while the champions go about their business.