Alexander Gustafsson On Jones-Cormier Postponement: “It Was My Fight To Begin With”

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Alexander Gustafsson, who was originally scheduled to fight Jon Jones in the UFC 178 main event in September before being sidelined with a torn meniscus, is less than pleased, to say the least, about yesterday’s news regarding Jones vs. Daniel Cormier being postponed until UFC 182 in January due to the champion suffering a similar injury in training.

When the news first broke, Gustafsson reacted on Facebook by writing, “It was MY fight to begin with and I WANT the fight as the number 1 contender. End of story!!”

According to Gustafsson, if Jones isn’t able to compete until January, then he sees no reason why he shouldn’t get the fight that was originally his in the first place. Instead, UFC officials made it clear on Tuesday that they fully intend to keep the Jones-Cormier match, with Gustafsson likely getting a shot at the winner, as long as he’s willing to sit out for an extended period of time.

Today, Gustafsson returned to Facebook to further address the situation. His latest Facebook post can be seen below.


In response to Gustafsson’s comments, the number two ranked Light Heavyweight contender had the following to say about the number one ranked contender when informed by a fan on Twitter that he feels he should get the fight with Jones in January instead of D.C.

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  • Wilks

    Gustavasson is such a man child, you’re injured too, so sit your ass down.

    • omega riddler

      Well he could be ready to fight by January. He deserves to get his title shot over Cormier

      • Wilks

        Not really, he lost.. he goes to the back of the line like the bitchy manchild he is. Cormier earned his shot.

        • omega riddler

          He earned a rematch which he was supposed to get until he got injured and Cormier stepped in, now the fight has been delayed, the match should go back to Gustafsson with Cormier facing the winner

          • Wilks

            He didn’t earn a rematch, he won a single fight after he lost to Jones, whereas Cormier won 15 and will beat Jones. Then Gustafasson can get sent back to the minor leagues after Cormier beats him too.

          • omega riddler

            But he did get a rematch, he deserves a title the winner of Jones vs Cormier. He proved he could hurt Jones, he is the only one to do it so far

          • Wilks

            Proving you can hurt someone doesn’t mean you get to go before the guy who actually earned his title shot.

          • Poodle kick Bot

            I don’t know what fight you watched… but I like most people had Gus winning that fight and Jones escaped with a GIFT! Which is why jones didn’t want to fight him right away and was ducking fighting him again….

          • DonaldNorman

            And cormier earned his shot by beating a couple of 40+ ers and pat cummins…. wow i mean fuck gus…

  • Poodle kick Bot

    He has a legitimate point here… it was his fight, cormier stepped in for him… now with jones down the fight has been pushed back, he was the #1 contender, it is his fight as was initially scheduled.