“I think the only thing me and Gustafsson have in common is that we're both 26 years old and the fact that we're both over 6-foot-4 tall. Outside of that, we are completely different fighters. I've been able to study him a lot over the last several months, and I realized there's absolutely nothing he does that's like me. We're just completely different. We have the same height and age, and that's absolutely it."
Before the bout was even booked, fans were already locked in to the idea of UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (18-1) and top contender Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) eventually fighting one another, and neither competitor disagreed with the notion. Both are the same age, can attack from outside most opponents’ range, have outclassed some impressive adversaries, and are seen as two of the brightest young stars on the organization’s roster. With the clash around the corner, it’s time to take a look back at a few notable quotes from Jones and Gustafsson on the topic of their showdown this Saturday night at UFC 165… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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