- a year ago
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Shogun may be tiring of all the Jon Jones talk and questions about turning down the fight against the champ, but he's kept his focus on his UFC on Fox 5 opponent, and is firing on all cylinders as fight time draws near. read news >>
- 4 months ago
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The next light heavyweight title fight is set and the champ is already firing shots.
When Alexander Gustafsson became the first man to give Jon Jones a serious challenge for his light heavyweight title back at UFC 165 on Sept. 21, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it was clear the two would need to run it back in a rematch.
Not immediately, of course. No, the two would each have to clear a hurdle first.
Gustafsson did as much when he stopped Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 37 back on March 8 in read news >>
Unlike Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier says he will not undergo surgery to correct his knee issues and will instead let it heal through rehab. But will that gamble come back and bite Daniel, as well as UFC, in the end? read news >>
Alexander Gustafsson knows what he wants, and what he wants is a shiny, golden belt.
He won't accept anything less.
Gustafsson's manager, Manos Terzitane, recently told Ariel Helwani on an episode of UFC Tonight that the 205-pound Swede is looking for only one fight in his next outing: a title showdown with Jon Jones. "[Gustafsson] will do whatever he can to not get passed by," Terzitane told UFC Tonight (h/t MMA Fighting). "He will not accept any other fight than to be the next in line for the read news >>
With the news that Jon Jones would be unable to defend his title against Daniel Cormier at UFC 178, the odd man out -- Alexander Gustafsson -- wants back in.
Gustafsson was originally slated to fight for the light heavyweight title against Jones on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, and he believes that he should be reinserted into the equation when Jones is ready to compete again on January 3. The Swede was forced from the card when he suffered a knee injury in training, and opted to have minor corrective read news >>
February 2013. UFC 156. After a hotly contested featherweight title fight, 145-pound champion Jose Aldo sits down next to Dana White and is told some strange news. Top lightweight contender Anthony "Showtime" Pettis had called the UFC president. He wanted to forego his shot at lightweight champion Ben Henderson in favor of a fight with Aldo. White loved the idea. Aldo, however, did not.
Scarface had been so dominant for so long that he was poised to clear out a division in a way MMA fans had nev read news >>
After news broke that Daniel Cormier will still be guaranteed his light heavyweight title shot against Jon Jones early next year, injured No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson took to Facebook to discuss how he felt about the UFC's decision. I just heard the news that Jones is injured and the fight is rescheduled to January 3???? Until then, I will be more than ready, it was MY fight to begin with and I WANT the fight as the number 1 contender. End of story!! Jones suffered a torn meniscus and an read news >>
On a day when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier came to blows during a UFC 178 press conference, the odd man out, Alexander Gustafsson is quietly keeping himself in the wings.The much-anticipated rematch between Gustafsson and Jones was put on hold a couple of weeks ago when the Swede injured his knee in training. Now that Gustafsson has been replaced by Cormier for the Sept. 27 bout, he will have plenty of time to heal as he awaits the winner. Gustafsson will undergo a read news >>
- 27 days ago
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More beefing via social media between the UFC 178 headliners in Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier
Shortly after Jon Jones revealed that he had suffered a huge cut in training that required stitches, his UFC 178 opponent in Daniel Cormier took to social media. He has already stated that he's going to try and stomp on that injured toe, and now he says that cut will be like a bullseye when they face off. Here's what he said on Instagram, followed by the photoshopped image below: September 27th I'm gonna read news >>
- 2 months ago
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For all the dramatics leading up to his latest booking, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounds relieved to finally have a date for his rematch with Alexander Gustafsson. Jones' hesitation to sign the bout agreement made him a target of UFC president Dana White, who framed the champion's reluctance as turning his back on the fans.
"As soon as [Jones] starts to build some steam and starts to become the star that you think he can be, he comes out and doesn't want to fight somebody," White read news >>
- 2 months ago
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With time seemingly at his disposal, Daniel Cormier plans to be 100 percent fit for a UFC Light Heavyweight title fight in 2015.
Daniel Cormier was "unhappy" about the recent knee surgery headlines in the wake of his big win over Dan Henderson at UFC 173 several weeks ago, claiming that he wasn't "putting off" a procedure in anticipation of a potential title fight against division champion Jon Jones.
Alexander Gustafsson ultimately got the nod, even though "Bones" feels Cormier is more deserving read news >>