One can’t discredit Jon Jones and his confidence level. The light heavyweight will test that and his title this fall against Alexander Gustafsson. Jones seems certain this won’t be his toughest challenge, but knows Gustafsson has nothing to loss.
“I don’t think he will be my toughest fight, but I need to have that psychology,” said Jones to MMA Fighting. “I realize that he is a young man who is close to realizing a dream. You know, a lot of the guys I have fought have already had title shots before, but this is his very first title shot. I’m sure he’s going to be extremely motivated.”
At UFC 159, Jones defended his belt for a record tying fifth time. He was able to finish opposing coach from The Ultimate Fighter Chael Sonnen in the first round.
Gustafsson is one of the brightest stars to come out of Europe. He’s 15-1 and has taken his last six for the UFC. A cut above his eye caused him to be removed from UFC on FUEL TV 9.
They meet at UFC 165 on September 21. It comes from the Air Canada Centre.