Report: UFC President Dana White Confirms Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson for Fall 2013


Jon Jones UFC 87UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is on the mend after suffering a dislocated toe at UFC 159, but it appears that his next fight is already set.

Jones will apparently face Alexander Gustafsson upon his return to the Octagon.

ESPN Deportes Radio anchor Renato Bermudez on Thursday tweeted that UFC president Dana White confirmed Jones vs. Gustafsson for this fall. The UFC’s official Spanish twitter account retweeted Bermudez’s report.

At a media scrum for UFC 161 on Thursday, White confirmed the plan is for Jones and Gustafsson to square off in Toronto in September. UFC 165 is slated for on Sept. 21 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. UFC UK officials tweeted the UFC 165 information.

Jones and Gustafsson have made no secret that they want to fight each other, engaging in a various Twitter exchanges in trying to make the fight happen.

“Its on @jonnybones cant wait to get in that cage with YOU!!!” wrote Gustafsson, several weeks ago.

“Fighting me is not good for your image @alexthemauler FYI,” Jones retorted.

Gustafsson then took aim at Jones’ recent challengers, Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, both of whom moved up from fighting at middleweight for a shot at the 205-pound champion.

“@jonnybones if you think of what is good for your image, maybe you should continue to fight this 185ers??” said Gustafsson.

The two have been on a collision course for some time. Jones has destroyed everyone set before him, and Gustafsson represents the best of the new blood coming up in the division.

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