Despite Daniel Cormier saying he has already been told that his title fight will remain on the schedule for January with Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson is making sure everyone knows he can also make that date.
Gustafsson was the original opponent for Jones in September, but a training injury knocked him out and allowed Cormier to take the fight. However, it was revealed on Tuesday that Jones has suffered an injury and the bout with “DC” will now be happening on January 3.
Gustafsson fought Jones last year to a decision, falling to the champion. He earned a win over Jimi Manuwa earlier this year to cement his status as the next contender, only to go down with the injury and see Cormier step in.