Jones vs Gustafsson II makes sense, says White
MANILA – UFC champion Jon Jones may have to defend his title again against gritty contender Alexander Gustafsson in the near future after the two figured in a highly competitive and entertaining match over the weekend.
UFC President Dana White found the bout extremely close that a rematch may be arranged soon.
“I mean, it makes sense. I like it,” he said in Yahoo! Sports.
Gustafsson proved to be Jones’ toughest match as the 6’5” tall Swede was able to bruise and put to trouble the once invincible American during the main event of UFC 165.
Despite walking away with his light heavyweight crown, Jones sustained a deep cut above his right eye, a busted lip as well as aggravate his foot injury.
Gustafsson himself suffered heavy bruises in the head during the five-round fight.
“Jones is already at the hospital and Gustafsson is headed to the hospital right now. That’s how good that fight was. I don’t think we’ve ever had that happen before. It’s usually one or the other,” said White.
He, however, said the two fighters will need to heal first before even talking about their second faceoff.
“first of all, with a fight like this, you gotta go home, let things play out. Jon Jones isn’t even gonna want to hear the word ‘fight’ for two or three weeks. I can guarantee you that. So we wait and we see what happens,” said White.