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Alexander Gustafsson responds to Jon Jones: 'I want that belt you owe me from our last fight'

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones recently declared that a rematch against Alexander Gustafsson -- not Daniel Cormier -- is the one that would do more for his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legacy and erase any doubt that may be lingering.

It's a rather important declaration, seeing as how "Bones" is currently lined to up face "DC" -- the current light heavyweight champion -- in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Upon catching wind of Jon's statement, "The Mauler" took to Facebook to warn "Bones" about concentrating on the current task at hand.

Should he regain his title, then the two can pick up where they left off a few years back.


Jones and Gustafsson initially squared off in the main event of UFC 165 in 2013, a back-and-forth brawl that saw "Bones" retain his title via unanimous decision.

While a rematch has been one fight fans have been clamoring for, a lot of things have to go right before it happens.

Should "Bones" reclaim his title, Gustafsson currently finds himself on a two-fight losing streak, coming up short against the aforementioned Comier at UFC 182 last October in a 205-pound title fight. Prior to that, "The Mauler" was knocked out by Anthony Johnson.

He'll undoubtedly have to earn a couple of high-profile victories before he challenges Jones for the strap. Then again, should Jones lose to "DC," that opens up the door for UFC to set up the Jones vs. Gustafsson rematch, as both men will be coming off a loss.

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