At this point in his career, Jones is able to tell the UFC when he wants to fight, and they pretty much have to listen to him. In this situation, he should take full advantage of it. He should say he "wants to take some time off" then have the Gustafsson fight in December. Then take some more time off and maybe push the Cormier fight back to the late summer/early fall 2015. Why would he do this? It's simple. Cormier is already 35, and the older he gets, the worse his chances of beating Jones. Jones should delay as long as possible to maximize his chances of an easy victory.