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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones promises Alex Gustafsson ‘you will never beat me’

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Jon Jones, whatever else you may say about the man, and you may say a lot, is an unbelievably confident fighter. Evidently having gotten wind of Gustafsson’s latest talk in his direction, Jonny Bones directed a savage tweet in his direction tearing down the Swede with extreme verbal prejudice.

@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, and that’s my promise to you.

The cutting edge of the tweet is the assertion, likely true, that Gustafsson’s greatest moment in the Octagon was going five highly competitive rounds with Jon Jones back in 2013, at UFC 165. After landing a fight-altering spinning elbow in the fourth round, Jones battled back from adversity with his arsenal of kicks and elbows to win a unanimous decision, 48-47x2 and 49-46.

Gustafsson did outbox Jones in that bout, a deficiency Jones believes he is rectifying, perhaps with his late night mitt sessions. I’ll leave the discerning reader to decide if Jones is right about that.

Here’s a few clips from the other nights extreme pattycake session.

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Of course, for the lanky Swede to beat Jones- a feat he says would mean more than winning the belt- Jones will need to avoid a lengthy suspension from the NSAC. “Bones” is facing suspension because of a second failed drug test for steroids before his rematch with Daniel Cormier, the latest in a long string of life disasters for the widely regarded light heavyweight Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).

Gustafsson recently re-upped with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but with division champion Daniel Cormier preparing to fight Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt in July, Gustafsson will either have to wait or look elsewhere for his next bout.


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