The two have made no secret that they want to fight each other, but their recent Twitter exchange grabbed its fair share of attention.
“Its on @jonnybones cant wait to get in that cage with YOU!!!” wrote Gustafsson, leading some to believe that the fight might be in the works.
“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.
[email protected] 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.
The biggest question mark at the moment, however, has to do with Jones’ health.
Jones suffered a severe dislocation of his big toe in the recent fight with Sonnen. The toe didn’t break, but the ligament damage in the injury has Jones in waiting mode.
“(Jones) feels great. The toe is healing good,” UFC president Dana White said recently. “But the problem was that ligament. That ligament popped. The thing could be six weeks; it could be six months.”
Jones is supposed to go in for a follow-up MRI to try and clear up the cloudiness that surrounds his rehabilitation, but until the results are known, he still waits on the sidelines, having to settle for wars of words.
With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping still not recovered from a knee injury, UFC officials are considering an interim middleweight title fight. read news >>
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson did not mince words about Ronda Rousey when he was discussing how easy it is to lose in a sport like mixed martial arts. In an interview with Sports Illustra read news >>
Demian Maia once again showcased his grappling brilliance at UFC 211 when he defeated Jorge Masvidal to solidify a future welterweight championship bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones have a storied history. Jones holds a win over Cormier. read news >>
An injury has forced a fight to drop off the UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway fight card taking place on June 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. read news >>
Check out a Performance of the Night from Alexander Gustafsson when he fought Jimi Manuwa in 2014 in a bout that also took home Fight of the Night honors. read news >>
“The Mauler” returns in less than two weeks hoping to get back to title form. That’s where he was three years ago with one of the biggest wins of his career. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has shown time and time again that, when it comes to trash talk, Jon Jones’ troubled past with drugs is fair game. Did he just cross the line?Filed under read news >>
Despite Daniel Cormier currently possessing the UFC light heavyweight championship, Jon Jones doesn't consider him a champion. read news >>
Stipe Miocic put himself in the record books while simultaneously exacting some personal vengeance Saturday when he defended his heavyweight title against Junior Dos Santos in the UFC 211 headliner.F read news >>