Jon Jones, the former UFC lightweight champion has not been inside the octagon since UFC 214, where he defeated Daniel Cormier for the second time. He failed his fight day drug test and was subsequently stripped of his title and suspended. He is currently waiting to hear on his arbitration with USADA for his failed UFC 214 drug test and could face a maximum of up to 4 years in suspension. Jon Jones in the meantime has not been too soft spoken on social media. Jones who regularly gets into altercations and arguments online had this to say to a particular old adversary.
‘You will never beat me’ – Jon Jones to Gustaffson
Alexander Gustaffson, who recently announced that he has signed a ‘lucrative’ new deal with the UFC, talked about his desire to fight Jon Jones. In a recent podcast with Joe Rogan, he claimed beating Jon Jones would be bigger than winning the UFC Light heavyweight title. Gustafsson further claimed that he is willing to fight Jones in a boxing match, if Jones gets banned from MMA.
“Winning over him is bigger than winning the belt”
“If he doesn’t come back, maybe I’ll fight him in boxing” said Gustafsson.
The pair of them famously fought at UFC 165 in a 5-round war, which is unequivocally regarded by many as the greatest LHW fight in history. To this day, many fans and Gustafsson believe he should have got the nod over Jones. The UFC tried to book the rematch many a time, only to see it fall apart, either due to Jones issues outside the octagon or the emergence of Daniel Cormier in the division. Jon Jones took to twitter to reveal what he thinks of Gustaffson’s challenge
@AlexTheMauler Beat me in three? Your hands were the only thing you had over me in our first fight. That gap is closing fast. Our first fight will be the greatest thing you’ve ever done inside of that octagon. You will never beat me, that’s my promise to you.
— BONY (@JonnyBones) April 20, 2018
Jones clearly does not think much off ‘The Mauler’ and gives him no chance in a rematch. However, this is the least of Jones’ problems. Jon Jones, who earlier got his MMA license revoked by the CSAC, will wait on USADA to deliver the final verdict on his 2nd PED infraction.