Gustafsson-vs-Matyushenko-UFC-141_8089-460x270It’s pretty rare in the fight game for a fighter to reveal his game plan prior to a bout, but Alexander Gustafsson isn’t hiding his strategy to defeat light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 165.

Jones is known to meticulously study video of his opponents in preparation for fights, but Gustafsson has been doing his homework as well.

“I’m studying a lot too. I do. And we try to break down Jon, his last fights, into pieces and try to move through everything. That’s what we do and how my coaches do it,” said Gustafsson on a recent media conference call.  “And I have 100-percent full trust in my coaches. I’m doing my homework here too, so just getting ready.”

Gustafsson’s training camp has been split between training in his native Stockholm and stateside at the Alliance Training Center in San Diego.  Camp has gone well and he believes that he’s ready to take Jones’ title on Sept. 21.

“The camp has been great. I’ve been home in Stockholm and I’ve been here with Team Alliance in San Diego. They’re great coaches, we have great guys I’m training with here. We’ve been taking in guys helping me out. So, I’ve just been blessed having such a good camp, and having such great guys around me. So, I’m just feeling great and I’m feeling ready,” he said.

“I’ve been training with a lot of guys the same as Jon, in many different weights, and I try always to be a better Alex for every fight. That’s what I try to do. I’m training my ass off and I just do improvements every day. And I’m feeling great and I can’t wait,” said the light heavyweight contender.

Gustafsson usually has a reach advantage over most of his opponents, but Jones has the longest reach in the division.  Despite being at a reach disadvantage, Gustafsson expects to win the fight on his feet.

“It’s not always about reach. It’s about footwork, it’s being fast, in and out. Stuff like that. And I’m really making sure I’ve really done my homework here and I’m super motivated,” he said.  “I will win this fight, me staying on the outside.  No doubt about it.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Morning Report: Alexander Gustafsson says it's 'tragic' not to get another shot at beating Jon Jones for title

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson certainly isn't happy to see now former champion Jon Jones' fall from grace. Gustafsson pushed Jones in the Octagon harder than anyone and while he stumbled read news >>

Alexander Gustafsson reacts to Jon Jones belt strip: 'UFC did him a favor'

  • 22 days ago
  • 126 views

Otherwise, he'll never learn from his mistakes if he keeps gettign passes. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials made the decision to strip Jon Jones of his light heavyweight title and bar h read news >>

UFC champ Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit-and-run

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is reportedly wanted for questioning in connection with a hit and run in Albuquerque, N.M.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC 187 headliner Jon Jones sought for questioning in hit-and-run in Albuquerque

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC 187 headliner Jon Jones is being sought for questioning in a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but he's not been officially listed as a suspect. The Albuquerque police department h read news >>

Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit-and-run, UFC 187 fight with Anthony Johnson still on

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

According to Albuquerque police, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is being sought for questioning, but is not officially being listed as a suspect, in a hit-and-run incident in New Mexico. UP read news >>

Albuquerque PD: UFC champion Jon Jones sought for questioning in hit-and-run accident

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC champion Jon Jones is being sought for questioning in a hit-and-run car accident, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman told MMAFighting.com on Sunday. A middle-aged woman's car was struck S read news >>

Updated Report: Champ Jon Jones' UFC 187 Title Bout in Jeopardy

  • 26 days ago
  • 24 views

Jon Jones may not defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson this May as originally scheduled. Unnamed sources confirmed the news Sunday evening to MMAWeekly.com. (UPDATE: Though read news >>

UPDATE: Light Heavyweight Champ Jon Jones Involved in Car Accident, UFC 187 Fight in Jeopardy

  • 26 days ago
  • 30 views

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was involved in a car accident and his UFC 187 title fight against Anthony Johnson is in jeopardy, MMAWeekly.com learned on Sunday. read news >>

Report: Jon Jones ruled out of UFC 187 fight against Anthony Johnson

  • 26 days ago
  • 1484 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones' upcoming showdown against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187, which takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, read news >>