Jones now fears having an opponent possibly take everything he has worked so hard to secure -- inside and outside the Octagon -- for his family's.
He explains to Rick J. Lee:
"Me and Alexander have no problem with each other to be honest with you. There's intensity between me and him that I love; it's nice, it's refreshing to have, it's a motivational field for us. But, no real problem with him, I actually respect him, he's a cool kid. I've had beef with a lot of different opponents, but, the way I find my motivation with fighting a guy like Gus is, he wants what I have. I can't allow that to happen. The sponsors that I've got aligned with myself, just the life that I'm trying to build for my family's future; I can't allow someone to crush that, so, I need to stay on the prowl."