Alexander Gustfasson Sings the Praises of Jon Jones • MMA News
Jon Jones & Alexander Gustafsson (Picture Credit score: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photographs)
In the foremost occasion of UFC 232, Jon “Bones” Jones will make his Octagon return in the long-anticipated rematch towards Alexander Gustafsson. The 2 have traded barbs for years now, with the feud persevering with at the UFC 232 Press Convention earlier this month, the place Jones capped off the convention with a shove of his upcoming foe. However beneath all the phrases which have been exchanged between Jones and Gustafsson, Gustafsson is pumped to be having the struggle of his life and he is aware of precisely what he’s coping with when he steps into the Octagon towards a fighter the magnitude of Jon Jones (transcript through BJPenn.com):
“It’s just so much excitement,” Gustafsson mentioned on The MMA Hour final week. “It’s a lot motivation. I bought this fireplace in me and I’m simply desirous to get in there once more. It’s been a very long time for me since I fought, and like I mentioned, I can’t ask for extra. I can’t discover a higher technique to get again in that Octagon than preventing Jon for the belt. It’s simply huge, man. It’s huge.
“He’s a really talented fighter. He’s a very smart fighter,” Gustafsson continued. “Whatever Jon does, in that Octagon he has a strategy and he’s a very smart fighter with a good eye, so you can’t relax. You can’t relax with this guy. You can’t even give him an inch. You have be on your toes the whole fight, you have to be ready the whole fight. So, that’s how I see Jon now. Jon has just been so impressive, that’s why he never lost. So, he is just that guy. He’s been beating everybody, so we all know how he is and how he’s been.”
The pound-for-pound rankings could have two fighters presently forward of Jones, Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov, however for Gustafsson, Jones is the true proprietor of the prime spot in the rankings, and that can have an effect on how he approaches his opponent at the year-end occasion:
“He’s the best fighter in the world,” Gustafsson added. “For me, he’s the pound-for-pound best fighter, so like I said, I can’t relax for a second when I fight him.”
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