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Jon Jones on ESPN 'MMA Live Extra' video: 'In some ways, that Gustafsson fight was my strongest showing'

Because "Bones" was able to prove that he can triumph in the face of adversity.

"In some ways that Gustafsson fight was my strongest showing. To finish that fight the way I finished it and display the heart that I did to remain being the champion, to beat Tito Ortiz' record that very same night. I would give that one of my top showings. A successful showing for me (in the rematch) is just for me to go out there and dominate. I've been able to dominate everyone I've ever faced except for Gustafsson in that first fight and success for me is to not only win this fight, but to dominate it."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones was a recent guest on ESPN "MMA Live Extra" to promote the EA Sports UFC video game (details), which just so happens to feature a cover with Jones and 205-pound nemesis Alexander Gustafsson. "Bones" was able to defeat "The Mauler" by way of unanimous decision at UFC 165 last September, in a five-round nail-biter that he calls his strongest showing to date, because of his heart and determination to win. We'll find out if history repeats itself when they hook 'em up for a second time at UFC 178, nearly one year after their first go-round.

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