Archive: Gustafsson

Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Alex Gustafsson’s First Professional MMA Fight

It might not be Thursday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do a throwback! Take a look back to Finland, in 2007, where Alexander Gustafsson fought his first pro MMA fight against Saku Heikola, and won!

Aug 5, 2014 8:06 am

PHOTO | Gustafsson Motivated After Successful Knee Surgery

UFC light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson has successfully undergone knee surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus that forced him out of his UFC 178 bout against Jon Jones. The Swede took to Instagram to let his fans know he was doing well and it more motivated than ever. Done, just woke up! Never...

Jun 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Hilarious EA Sports UFC Glitches: Yves Lavigne KO’s Gustafsson

EA Sports UFC is the most realistic fighting game to date, but that doesn’t mean it comes without some flaws, and in this case, some pretty major ones. Check out these hilarious but major bugs in the game from the back-to-back mount to Yves Lavigne’s super powers. Please note several of these videos are from...

Jun 23, 2014 12:29 pm

Jon Jones: Gustafsson Fight Was My Strongest Showing

Jon Jones spoke with ESPN’s MMA Live to talk about his upcoming rematch with Alexander Gustafsson and how he has learned from the situation, including the UFC’s tactics they used to get the bout agreed upon. “I think it was handled the way it had to be. The UFC had to do their certain strategies...

Jun 18, 2014 5:05 am

Alexander Gustafsson Plays EA Sports UFC, Fights Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson is getting ready for his rematch with light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, but The Mauler took some time to try out the new EA Sports UFC and knock out Jon Jones, as himself of course. Check it out below, action starts at the 23:40 mark.

Jun 17, 2014 10:53 am

Jon Jones Talks Gustafsson Rematch: Cormier Is More Deserving

Jon Jones joined America’s Pregame to talk about his upcoming fight with Alexander Gustafsson, his relationship with the UFC, and how he still feels Daniel Cormier is more deserving of a title shot. Who’s more deserving? I would say Daniel Cormier has better accolades and the better record,” Jones said. “He’s undefeated, and he’s beaten...

Jun 17, 2014 9:16 am

Jon Jones Laughs Off His Controversial Instagram Posts

Several weeks ago during the period where Jon Jones hadn’t signed the contract for a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson he posted a video on Instagram that was directed at the people trash talking him. “Asking for an undefeated Olympic wrestler and Strikeforce champion makes me somehow a coward. How ’bout the fact that I beat...

Jun 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Jones Refusing To Fight Gustafsson In Sweden

Jon Jones joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour tonight to talk about his upcoming fight with Alexander Gustafsson, and why he is refusing to fight in Gustafsson’s native country of Sweden. “It won’t be Sweden. No chance,” Jones said. “I have no reason to. I’m the champ and he’s the challenger, I don’t find...

Jun 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Jones On Gustafsson Rematch: UFC Tried ‘Bullying Technique’

Jon Jones joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his upcoming rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, as well as how he didn’t like the way the UFC got him to accept contract for a rematch. “I just kind of identified it with being a like strong-arm technique on their part, trying to get fans...

Jun 10, 2014 10:01 am

Cormier Unveils Plan To Beat Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier was promised a title shot at the winner of Jones vs. Gustafsson, and the former Olympian assumes that he will be facing Jones. Cormier answered fans questions on Twitter about his potential fight with Jones, should Bones defeat Alexander Gustafsson in September. "@JiujitsuNerd8: @dc_mma @m_sxlly Will you take Jon jones down more then...

Jun 10, 2014 5:00 am

Cormier’s On Knee Injuries That Have Plagued His Career

Daniel Cormier joined MMAJunkie radio to talk about his chronic knee injuries that lave plagued the former Olympian’s MMA career since the start. “I don’t know the medical terms, but stuff builds up around it over time. That’s how you know the length of an injury.” “(Prior to Jones vs. Gustafsson being rebooked), I would...

Jun 3, 2014 3:15 pm

Jon Jones Blasts Haters Then Deletes Video: It’s My Career, Not Yours (VIDEO)

Jon Jones has been on the receiving end of much criticism lately for refusing to sign the contract to fight Alexander Gustafsson. The champ has been fairly quiet about it besides asking to fight Daniel Cormier instead of The Mauler. A short while ago Jones posted the following video on Instagram, then deleted it. Not...

Jun 3, 2014 9:52 am

Jon Jones Isn’t Happy With How The UFC Is Handling Gustafsson Rematch

The saga continues with Jon Jones refusing to sign the contract to fight Alexander Gustafsson. Now the champ is taking to Twitter to voice his dissatisfaction with how the UFC has been handling the rematch. A member of the underground captured the screenshot and posted it in the forum. However it appears that Jones has...

Jun 3, 2014 9:35 am

Cormier on Jones vs. Gustafsson: Jones Doesn’t Want To Go There Again

The triangle between lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones, #1 contender Alexander Gustafsson, and #2 ranked Daniel Cormier continues. This time with Daniel Cormier giving his take on why Jones is refusing to fight Alexander Gustafsson again. DC spoke to Yahoo Sports Kevin Iole to give his opinion on why Jones is holding out on signing the...

Jun 3, 2014 4:58 am

Greg Jackson on Jones vs. Gustafsson II: Let’s do it

Jon Jones trainer Greg Jackson spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about a Jones vs. Gustafsson rematch. By now it’s no secret that Jones does not want to fight Gustafsson, however Jones’ trainer Greg Jackson says: “Let’s do it” “Yeah, let’s do it. As long as you get here in enough time for...

Jun 2, 2014 11:33 am

Daniel Cormier Wants Gustafsson for Interim Championship

Jon Jones has yet to sign the contract to fight Alexander Gustafsson. That doesn’t sit well with top lightheavyweight contender Daniel Cormier who wants to fight Alexander Gustafsson for an interim title belt while Jones makes up his mind. Cormier spoke to Sportsworldnews.com about a potential interim bout with Gustafsson. “I know this will probably...

Jun 2, 2014 9:46 am

Dana White Doesn’t Know Why Jon Jones Hasn’t Signed Gustafsson Contract

UFC President Dana White spoke about the status of Jon Jones’ rematch with Alexander Gustafsson in Berlin recently after Gustafsson posted on his official Facebook account saying Jones had yet to sign the contract for their bout. “You gotta ask Jon Jones that, I don’t know. I don’t like it, I don’t like it at...

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 11, 2014 10:03 am

Gustafsson Not Impressed With Fighter Pay: ‘I Make Enough To Get By’

By Evan Stoumbelis Light heavyweight #1 contender Alexander Gustafsson bounced back from his close decision loss to Jon Jones this past weekend when he knocked out Jimi Manuwa in the second round of their UFC London bout. Gustafsson went on a Swedish radio show this week to speak about his career: Radio Host: What kind...

Mar 6, 2014 10:36 pm

Daniel Cormier Hoping Manuwa Takes out Gustafsson

Daniel Cormier recently moved down in weight to the Light Heavyweight division. In doing so he continued his undefeated winning streak with a TKO victory over Patrick Cummins in his debut. Cormier was originally scheduled to fight Rashad Evans, however an injury sidelined Evans. The fight could have been the bout that would have launched...

Apr 17, 2012 12:40 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Feels Ready To Fight Jon Jones

By Evan Stoumbelis: After defeating Thiago Silva this past weekend, Light Heavyweight Alex Gustafsson feels he’s ready to face one of the top 5 light heavyweight fighters in the division, and feels “more than ready” to fight for the title should the opportunity present itself.   Gustafsson said that he had no added pressure during...