Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson put on one of the greatest title fights in UFC history back in 2013. Jones took a unanimous decision win over “The Mauler” at UFC 165 to retain his light heavyweight title. However, many believe that Gustafsson got a raw deal in regards to the judges’ scorecards. For years the Swede was calling for a rematch with Jones, to prove he has what it takes to beat him.
He got that opportunity this past weekend (Sat. December 29, 2018) in California. The winner of the contest was crowned the new light heavyweight champion of the world. Jones emerged victorious in a dominant performance, which saw the fight come to an end via third-round TKO. “Bones” got a takedown and established dominant position. After reigning down some vicious ground-and-pound, that was it for Gustafsson.
Following the contest, Jones and Gustafsson’s brief conversation was captured on camera. The audio was made available on the UFC’s “The Thrill and The Agony” video on YouTube. Check out what they had to say to each other below:
Jones: “I know you’re not going anywhere.”
Gustafsson: “No, I’m not going f*cking anywhere. You were great. You’re the best in the world.”
Jones: “Thanks man. You’re a bad man.”
Absolute respect 🤝
— UFC (@ufc) January 3, 2019
What do you think about what Jones and Gustafsson said to each other after UFC 232?