Gustafsson was not impressed with Jones’ 172 Performance

April 28, 2014 4:59 pm by Connor Woodard

Despite having a fairly dominant performance against Glover Teixeira last Saturday, Jon Jones didn’t impress everyone, particularly his former opponent Alexander Gustafsson. In a recent interview with The MMA Hour, Gustafsson implied that Jones might have lost a step in his last few performances, stating:

“He was dominating Glover from the beginning, no doubt about it.But, I don’t know it seemed like he didn’t perform like he used to do. I thought that, I don’t know, he did enough to win the fight basically…We used to see spectacular things with Jon Jones when he fights. He mixed things up and he did it in this fight too. But he didn’t do it like he used to do in his previous fights.”

Gustafsson, of course, provided Jones with the closest fight of his career back at UFC  165, where he lost a close unanimous decision.  Since then, he rebounded with a second round TKO of Jimi Manuwa, and has been promised the next shot at Jones. And while Jones has certainly looked more vulnerable in recent fights than he did during the beginning of his title reign, he is still considered one of the most dominant fighters in the sport, and sits at number 1 on the UFC’s Pound-For-Pound rankings, making their rematch an incredibly interesting bout.

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