Alexander Gustafsson:’ I’ll Knock Jon Jones Out In The Fourth’
The UFC’s end of year card is bringing arguably the greatest light heavyweight title fight in the promotion’s history.
Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson has been lobbying for a big fight for a while now. Last week, he got the good news when UFC announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would meet Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch that’ll headline UFC 232 on December 29th in Las Vegas.
Jones and Gustafsson first met at UFC 165 back in September 2013. Jones put his title on the line against ‘The Mauler.’ Gustafsson gave ‘Bones’ the toughest test of his career, but in the end, Jones won the bout via narrow decision. Their showdown called 2013’s “Fight of the Year.” (H/T BJPenn)
Gustfasson recently spoke to the Swedish media, where he predicted how the second fight would play out.
“I’LL KNOCK HIM OUT IN THE FOURTH. JON JONES’ HEAD WILL BOUNCE OFF THE CANVAS IN THE FOURTH ROUND.
I’M GONNA BE IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE. HE’S NOT GOING TO GET THE DISTANCE HE NEEDS AND I’M GONNA FINISH STRONG. I’LL FINISH STRONG IN EVERY ROUND.
I’M GONNA MAKE SURE I DOMINATE THE FIGHT FROM THE START. I HAVE TO. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.”
Jones who’s recently cleared his issues with USADA, at this point he went 41 weeks without being tested. After hearing this, Gustafsson said, good for him.
“GOOD FOR HIM. I DON’T HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR JONES AS I DID FIVE YEARS AGO.”
Share your thoughts, do you think Gustafsson will manage to KO Jones?