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Monday, 11/04/2013, 11:54 am

Jones claims UFC gave Gustafsson easy fight with Lil Nog to protect rematch

 

By Evan Stoumbelis

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounded off to MMAFighting about the situation involving the UFC’s matchmaking decision to have Alexander Gustafsson fight Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira.

Jones described his reaction to hearing the matchup to MMAFighting in an interview:

“I was like ‘Really? You want him to have the rematch that bad?’ No disrespect to Nogueira, but let’s see Gustafsson versus Cormier. It makes so much sense. Me, Cormier, Gustafsson and Teixeira, the top four guys in the division. Let’s put us all in a little round-robin pool and see who is the toughest out of us four. Why throw Little Nog into the picture? But whatever, I’m gonna fight the toughest one anyway.”

Nogueira pulled out of the fight with Alexander Gustafsson this past week due to a back injury, leaving the Swedish title contender without an opponent. Jones offered his advice on how to fix this problem.

“I wanna see [Gustafsson] fight a top contender. Seems like these guys are not really having the toughest time to get to the belt. Teixeira goes from Bader to a championship fight. Gustafsson went from Shogun to a championship fight. I feel like they save all the dogs for me and they just give the toughest guys the easiest match-ups to get to a title shot. Let’s see some of these top contenders fight each other.”

With Daniel Cormier’s recent win over Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson, he will officially be moving down to 205 in his next bout, which is sure to stir up the UFC’s light-heavyweight division’s title picture.

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93 Comments to Jones claims UFC gave Gustafsson easy fight with Lil Nog to protect rematch

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    While this comes off whiney and I don’t necessarily like that, he does actually have a point.

  2. T.Daddy says:

    Bones don’t want it with Gus again

  3. JAY HERION says:

    Beating Shogun a Legend of the sport makes u a nobody??
    Lil NOG just beat Rashad Evans a top 5 guy he deserves to fight this guy, and calling a legend like him easy is very disrespectful

  4. Dan says:

    Yeah, everybody wants to see the rematch. Because Gus won. Take a look at what people say. Check any polls. They all say the same. Some 60-65% think Gus won, 20-25% say Jones, and the remaining 20-25% find it a draw.

    So to claim that it was a “decisive” victory is just cheap and makes the entire UFC seem corrupt. It devalues the belt. And quite frankly Jones should be ashamed to take on any one else before a rematch. Jones even had to beg the doctor not to end the match before the last round. All this bullshit is just unworthy.

  5. slip slap says:

    Jones has turned into a whiny sniveling little biarch lately. He complains about everything.

  6. The Dragon says:

    Jones went from bader to championship fight so his argument doesn’t make any sense.

    Teixeira will be new LHW champion anyway so then Jones can fight a dog since he won’t be champion anymnore, that’s what he wants after all

    • jdog says:

      Yes Jones did, but that was years ago when they were BOTH top contenders. Nog did beat Rashad, but look at Rashad lately, he is NOTHING like he was when he fought Jones, and do you really think that Lil Nog has a chance against Jones? I am not trying to dis Nog, but come on guys, the only one I am really saying deserves the shot is Texera, but not based on his fight with Bader, but also his fight with Jackson. I would really like to see Cromier fight Gus and the winner fight Jones

  7. pk9grrr says:

    eitherway chickenshitbones jones ..texiera,cormier,gus all got youre number

  8. Drew says:

    Dc is always in shape and ready to go from we all saw on primetime how hes always kinda training in a sense from coaching at a gym and cain being one of his students. All fue due respect teixieria could be the next champion u never know. Dc vs teixeria would be pretty nasty.

  9. Big daddy says:

    JJ’s crybaby ass got a title shot with a win a Ryan Bader.
    He should be asking for a rematch with Gustaffson. We all saw what happened to jones when they put someone his own size. STFU Jones!

  10. lou sasshole says:

    read between the lines “Gustafsson turned me into a scaredbitch”

  11. KIDD433 says:

    Jones says this bullshit when just a few weeks ago, he opted a fight with Teixeira just to get out of fighting Gus again. Chicken shit Jones knew damn well he lost, and wants nothing to do with a rematch. Fraud ass punk

  12. DFry says:

    JJ’s Not Even Hiding The Fact that He Wants Nothing To Do With Gus. “He Should Fight Cormier, cause im scared as hell and dont want to fight Gus Ever Again” is All I Hear When I Read His Comment. Jones Is The First Fraud Champion In UFC History.The Fact That He Would Even Take Another Fight After 65% Of the World Think You Lost Shows That In Spades.

  13. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    I don’t think he fully understands that the champion has to fight the best guys out there.
    .
    And he apparently forgot that his toughest fights were Brandon Vera, Matyushenko and Bader before getting a titleshot.
    .
    He’s definitely scared to face Gustafsson again. Probably because he doesn’t seem to have an answer to fighting someone the same size.

  14. 757 says:

    JBJ is a cocky asshole. He got beat that night. He doesn’t want to fight Gus. I am really tired of hearing him

  15. Deez91 says:

    Funny how people think Gus won that match. check the stats. People just aren’t used to seeing jones in a fight that is actually some competition so they automatically say “omg he’s losing” check the stats. He does have a point. Make him fight someone up there. I think the Cormier fight would be genius

  16. G M says:

    Bull$h!t DC has to go down in weight caus earlier this year he thought he was untouchable saying I’m going to fight HW like Cain which never ducks fights what happened now he crys about his weight class cause his scared of Gus. Guess no more HW for chicken bones that’s why DC is coming to get him haha.

  17. GM says:

    Bull$h!t DC has to go down in weight caus earlier this year he thought he was untouchable saying I’m going to fight HW like Cain which never ducks fights what happened now he crys about his weight class cause his scared of Gus. Guess no more HW for chicken bones that’s why DC is coming to get him.

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