Alexander Gustafsson: Everyone can see that Jon Jones is trying to avoid me


Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a rematch.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones is trying to avoid a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson.

That's according to "The Mauler," who wasn't as perplexed as everyone else when "Bones" suggested the towering Swede be paired off against fellow 205-pound contender Daniel Cormier, who was victorious in his light heavyweight debut just last month.

After all, a fight against "DC," Gustafsson tells BE Sport (via MMA Fighting), means no fight against Jones.

"If I look at Jones' perspective I don't think that's strange, because he tries to avoid me. Everyone can see that. I can see that. He does what it takes to not fight me. For myself, it doesn't make any sense. I think DC is a great fighter. I respect him and I think he's a top contender, but I think he has to have another fight or two before he will fight for the title. The only thing that makes sense, in my mind, is me versus Jones next. I want him to beat Glover Teixeira, because I want to take the belt from Jon Jones."

See his full quote below.

Seems like Jones just can't get any love for making badass decisions these days.

After his five-round war at UFC 165 last September, Jones was bounced around from event-to-event, unable to commit after being through -- in the words of Dana White -- the equivalent of a car accident, the result of his 25-minute slugfest in Toronto.

In the end he was victorious, and has turned his attention to new challenges.

That includes streaking power-puncher Glover Teixeira, who will try to upset the apple cart in the UFC 172 main event next month in Baltimore, Maryland. If "Bones" doesn't break in "Charm City," you can expect "The Mauler" to be pulling a Woodley.

See you on April 26.

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