"Bones" has agreed to put his gold up for grabs at the upcoming UFC 165: "Jones vs. Gustafsson" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 21, 2013.
Earlier today, he joined "The Mauler" at Toronto's Real Sports Bar and Grill for a special pre-fight press conference, designed to get the mixed martial arts (MMA) community amped for their headlining affair.
Get all the updates from today's presser in our UFC 165 press conference live blog here.
The two have been bickering back and forth on Twitter and recently came nose-to-nose on a promotional tour of Russia (pic). "The Mauler" demanded that Jones cough up a date and it looks like the champ has finally obliged.
Gustafsson will have to be at his very best in "Hogtown."
To date, he's 7-1 inside the Octagon and 15-1 overall, with recent wins over Mauricio Rua, Thiago Silva and Vladimir Matyushenko. Whether or not that's the kind of experience that can win him the title, remains to be seen.
Not surprisingly, the odds lean heavily in favor of the 18-1 "Bones," who continues to wreck shop and dispose of any and all challengers, including five previous titleholders. See the betting lines here.
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