Gustafsson put his underrated wrestling and top game to work at UFC FN 93 on Saturday, and earned a UD win over Blachowicz. The bout marked the first time the Swedish star had fought since last October, when he was narrowly defeated by light-heavyweight champ, Daniel Cormier.
Back in 2013, Gustafsson pushed Jones to his absolute limits at UFC 165, when the latter was the reigning champ. As a result, many fans, and Gustafsson, pushed hard for a rematch with “Bones”. It just never worked out.
Well, following Gustafsson’s victory in Hamburg this past weekend, he was asked about the possibility of facing Jones. Here is what the 29 year-old said (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“Honestly, I don’t really care that much,” Gustafsson said. “I’m just staying focused and getting that ‘W’ and getting back to winning again. It’s been a tough last year. I feel great being back in the octagon again and competing again. Let’s see what the challenge is and what’s next, what opponent they want for me. Of course, my big focus and goal is to be a contender again and compete for that championship belt again.”
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise really. After all, Jones doesn’t currently hold the title, and it would be understandable if Gustafsson has grown a wee bit weary of talk about fighting “Bones”. Now that said, it’s certainly still a fight a ton of people would love to see.
UFC President Dana White has said he’d like to book a bout between Anthony Johnson and Jones, when the latter is set to return.