INGLEWOOD, California. – Jon Jones does not believe he could not share the octagon with Alexander Gustafsson after the UFC 232.
Having made a highly competitive decision in the first fight in the UFC 165 in September 2013, Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) won no doubt when he left Gustafsson (18-5 MMA, 10-10). 5 UFC) with a TKO in the third round to regain the UFC light heavyweight championship.
The First Combat Set In the narrative, Gustafsson was perhaps the biggest threat to Jones, but he made a dominant effort. "Bones" thinks he has proven superior, but he said that does not mean he saw the last Swede.
think (the story of what's better is closed), "Jones told reporters, including MMAjunkie, on the UFC 232 press conference. "But I'm also smart enough to know that Gustafsson will fight to the top again. A third fight is inevitable. "
UFC 232 took place on Saturday in the Forum in Inglewood, California. Jones vs. Gustafsson described the pay-per-view main card to FS1
Jones said After UFC 232, his goal was to eliminate any doubt about his first encounter with Gustafsson. It was a devastating result for The Mauler, who fell 3-0 in UFC championship bouts, but Jones hopes one of his rivals will not be too bad after the defeat.
If Gustafsson behaves properly after the UFC 232 Jones expects to get back to the point where he can fight for UFC gold again.
"He'd love to see him to keep his head up," Jones said. "Hold your head up and know he's up there with this department. To develop his game. I need Gustafsson to stay sharp. I have to know that there are people like him. Stay sharp, hold your head up, return to the drawing board and do it again. "
It's not often that a fighter has a fourth chance to win the title, but if he wants it, UFC President Dana White said he has some work to do.
"If we figure out what's next, I do not know how many times he'll fight this year, who he's going to fight with, if he'll win, how he's going to win – whatever those things are," he said White. "There are so many factors that affect where it ends up."
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