Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Jun 6, 2014 12:44 pm

Cormier To Focus On Knee And Eating Good Following Jones vs. Gustafsson Booking

“Just got word Jones is fighting Gustafson again in September. So I will enjoy this brownie, spend some time with my family and get my knee fixed. It’ll all work out. We will be the champion.” In a recent posting to his Instagram, Daniel Cormier reacted to news that Jon Jones would be fighting Alexander...

Jun 6, 2014 9:58 am

Jon Jones Addresses Fans After Gustafsson Booking

Last night we learned that Jon Jones had signed to fight Alexander Gustafsson. Finally! Now the champ has released the following message to everyone who had given up faith in the pound-for-pound king. Check it:

Jun 5, 2014 8:34 pm

Jones Relents, Signs To Fight Gustafsson In September

After a very public back-and-forth between himself and the UFC, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has signed on the dotted line and will face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch for the UFC’s 205-pound belt. In a statement through, Jon Jones explained: “There was never an issue with a contract. I was traveling and finally got...

Jun 4, 2014 12:43 pm

White Rejects Jones vs. Cormier – Insists Jon Fights Gustafsson

“Gustafsson’s next in line. Even Cormier said, ‘Listen, I hope this whole things works out for me and I get the shot, but even I believe that Gustafsson deserves the next shot.’ [Gustafsson is] the No. 1 contender, he’s waited for this rematch and [Cormier] even agrees. It’s just one of those things that sucks,...

Jun 3, 2014 2:51 pm

Gustafsson To Jones: Be A Man

Alexander Gustafsson took to Facebook yet again to call out Jon Jones, who refuses to sign the contract to fight The Mauler. Check out the post below. Post by Alexander Gustafsson.

Jun 3, 2014 9:06 am

Jones vs. Gustafsson EA Sports UFC Demo Gameplay

The Demo for EA Sports UFC came out today, and it looks awesome. Watch for yourself below. EA Sports UFC is set to release on June 17th, however if players pre-order the game they will have ‘The Dragon’ Bruce Lee as a playable character.

Jun 3, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones Doesn’t Want to Fight Gustafsson, Wants DC

It’s no secret by now that Jon Jones has yet to sign the bout agreement to fight Alexander Gustafsson, however nobody is quite sure why Bones refuses to sign the contract. Dana White spoke to today and said Jones doesn’t want to fight Gustafsson, but instead wants to fight Daniel Cormier. “Just to clear...

May 30, 2014 5:29 am

Gustafsson to Jones: “Stop Delaying”

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightheavyweight #1 contender Alexander Gustafsson had some stern words for Jon Jones via Facebook today. Jones apparently has yet to sign the contract to face Gustafsson, and after 4-days of waiting, “The Mauler” has had enough. Post by Alexander Gustafsson. Gustafsson vs. Jones II is anticipated to take place at UFC 177...

May 26, 2014 5:03 am

White: Jones In Contract Negotiations, Gustafsson Bout Not A Done Deal

Last weekend rumors were swirling about a possible Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight planned for August 30. During the UFC 173 post-fight press conference UFC President Dana White confirmed that they got Alexander Gustafsson under a new contract and he signed a bout agreement to fight Jon Jones on August 30th. “We didn’t announce...

May 13, 2014 2:27 pm

PHOTO | Gustaffson Aids Hobbit In Scrapping Skills

Beloved actor Dominic Monaghan is probably best known for his role as Meriadoc Brandybuck (AKA, Merry), the Hobbit, in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. I remember him most fondly as Charlie in LOST. At any rate, he trains MMA with Alexander Gustafsson. Pretty Cool! The Caption Reads,  “With Dominic Monaghan at the gym today...

May 9, 2014 8:55 am

Ratings Report: Jones, Rousey Receiving Surprisingly Lower PPV Numbers in 2014

The UFC is filled with big stars and talented fighters. For two decades, the organization has featured the best in the business and introduced hundreds of talented mixed martial artists to the general public. Within those two decades, a hand full of huge names have stuck with the masses, and those names almost insured huge...

Apr 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Cormier: Gustafsson Has “No Chance” Against Jones In Rematch

“No chance. Let me rephrase that. I’m not saying he doesn’t have a chance. I’m just saying that if I had to bet my money, or if I asked 10 people who wins this fight, nine out of those 10 people would say Jon Jones, because honestly, I believe that he’s better because he has...

Apr 28, 2014 4:59 pm

Gustafsson was not impressed with Jones’ 172 Performance

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...

Apr 20, 2014 9:25 pm

Gustafsson Promises Knock Out In Jones Rematch

“I think [Glover’s] a dangerous fighter. He’s good all around and he hits very hard, a very hard striker. But he also just kind of wades forward and doesn’t use any movement, and I think that’s the style Jon is just going to pick apart once he figures out his range. So I expect Jones...

Apr 9, 2014 10:43 am

Gustafsson: ‘Jon Jones Knows I’m A Bad Matchup For Him’

“The thing is he knows — he knows I’m a really bad matchup for him. He knows that. I don’t think Jones is scared or he’s trying to run or anything like that. He just knows that I’m a really bad matchup and he knows that we will fight one day. He knows that, but...

Mar 26, 2014 6:10 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Further Explains How Jon Jones Is Avoiding Him

“If I look at Jones’ perspective I don’t think that’s strange, because he tries to avoid me. Everyone can see that. I can see that. He does what it takes to not fight me. For myself, it doesn’t make any sense. I think DC is a great fighter. I respect him and I think he’s...

Mar 25, 2014 6:26 pm

Gustafsson: ‘Jones is doing everything he can to not fight me’

“It took me a while, actually, to get over it,” Gustafsson said. “The physical part of it was very easy. I wasn’t that banged up. I was back in training after two weeks. But it was the mental things, the motivation, and I was so disappointed over everything. So it took a while. But when...

Mar 13, 2014 11:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Brad Pickett Wants Ian McCall Next

Fresh off his UFC Fight Night London victory, UFC flyweight Brad Pickett, wants that fight against Ian McCall that eluded him prior. Check it: Hey @Unclecreepymma you think you might be fit to fight for the 31th May in Berlin or 19th July in Ireland ? #unfinishedbusiness — Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) March 11, 2014 @One_Punch...

Mar 11, 2014 1:37 pm

Does Jon Jones Make A Valid Case For Avoiding Gustafsson And Cormier?

Maybe Jon Jones has a point. Jones recently took to Twitter and decided to play the role of Joe Silva, stating his belief that Alexander Gustafsson should not be given a rematch for his title after blasting Jimi Manuwa. Instead, “Bones” wants to see Gustafsson go up against fellow contender Daniel Cormier. His reason: it...

Mar 10, 2014 4:52 pm

Daniel Cormier Wants To Stay Active, Will Not Wait For Title Shot

The UFC’s light-heavyweight division is packed full of guys looking to knock off the champ and arguably best fighter in the world right now, Jon Jones. Jones is set to face Glover Teixeira in Baltimore at UFC 172 on April 26. If Jones can get past Teixeira then he will face Alexander Gustafsson for the...

Mar 10, 2014 4:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | UFC Fight Night London Review

Here’s a quick recap from our weekend coverage of UFC Fight Night 37. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our Exclusive UFC Fight Night London coverage right HERE.

Mar 10, 2014 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Luke Barnatt’s ‘Fight Night London’ Post-Fight Media Scrum

After his dominant performance last Saturday in London, UFC fighter Luke Barnatt held court for the media in attendance to give his post-fight thoughts. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our...

Mar 10, 2014 2:15 pm

Jones Doesn’t Want Gustafsson or Cormier – Wants Them To Fight Each Other Instead

At UFC Fight Night in London this past weekend, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson handed then, 14-0 Jimi Manuwa his first career loss via TKO. Gustafsson expressed his desire to get back in the cage with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, during the post fight interview with Dan Hardy. Following that impressive show, UFC President Dana...

Mar 10, 2014 11:52 am

Dana White Says Cormier Will Get Winner Of Gustafsson vs. Bones/Glover Winner

Make no ‘Bones’ about it, Daniel Cormier, moved down to the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, solely to earn a title shot. He may have had his wish if Rashad Evans didn’t get injured, resulting in the cancellation of their scheduled bout. Gustafsson’s victory last weekend, put a further delay in Cormier’s contention, but the UFC boss...

Mar 10, 2014 11:41 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Gustafsson’s K.O. Over Manuwa

Last weekend in London, Alexander Gustafsson proved to the world that he’s the rightful title challenger in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division. It took the Swede just minutes into the second round for him to find his range and dismantle a battered and previously unbeaten, Jimi Manuwa. After the fight, the MMA world took to twitter...