Alexander Gustafsson Thinks Jon Jones’ Era Has Come To An End: “I’m Here To Take The Belt And Beat Him Once And For All”
Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones fought at UFC 165 on September 21, 2013, where “Bones” earned a unanimous decision victory. Despite he was a big underdog, “The Mauler” proved he is a dangerous opponent. He became the first man to take Jones down. The Swede also cut him open after a tremendous right spinning back elbow. The two will meet again on December 29, 2018, for UFC Light Heavyweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alexander Gustafsson claims he’s been preparing all the time after UFC 165 loss for Jon Jones rematch! (h/t MMAMania.com)
“Fighting Jon Jones again, and it’s been five years since we fought – it’s the fight I’ve been wanting for a long time and dreaming about and training for all this time. All this time, I’ve been training for this fight. This is it. I’m preparing for him. Every session, I’ve prepared for him. That’s the best guy out there, and that’s the guy I’m beating,” said Gus during a recent media scrum via MMA Junkie.
Alexander Gustafsson impatiently expects Jon Jones dream fight.
“I can’t want it more than this. It’s a dream fight, and that’s the thing that’s been pushing me the most. I want the biggest fights, fighting the best guys out there, and this is just the highlight. This is it.”
The Swede also predicts their rematch will be better than their first clash. This time, Gustafsson is fully prepared for the ultimate battle against the former Light Heavyweight king.
“This is the best fight in the light heavyweight division and will be even better (than first fight). I have prepared for 10 rounds for this fight.”
The Swedish fighter claims even Jon Jones is aware this rematch won’t end up well for him since “Viking” is his “biggest weakness”, a type of martial artist “Bones” tries to evade at all costs!
“I’m his kryptonite, he doesn’t like to fight me. I’m bringing something he doesn’t like to handle,” he concluded. “I’m the guy, the Jon era is over, it’s over and I am here to take over it. I’m here to take the belt and beat him once and for all.”
As soon as Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones touch gloves, Daniel Cormier will be stripped of the UFC Light Heavyweight title. Will Gustafsson become the first man to put one of the dirtiest MMA fighters to sleep?