UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and top contender Alexander Gustafsson have unleashed a handful of verbal jabs towards one another through a variety of platforms over the past few weeks in anticipation of their likely tilt. Fortunately, according to Jones, the blows will become physical sooner than later, as “Bones” recently revealed he’d been told by the organization’s brass that a specific date for the scrap would be booked in the coming weeks.
“Fight date announcement coming soon. Just spoke with (Dana White). Stay tuned,” wrote Jones on Twitter. “My youth won’t be an excuse after this next one.”
A report on this week’s episode of UFC Tonight supported Jones’ statement, pointing to October as the likely landing spot for the scrap.
Jones holds an overall record of 18-1 including five successful defenses of his divisional strap. Along the way he has beaten the likes of Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, and Rashad Evans. Comparably, Gustafsson is 15-1 with twelve finishes and wins over James Te Huna, Thiago Silva, and Mauricio Rua.