"If you watch my fights and you watch Alexander's fights, he gets hit a lot with a lot of different punches. With me, I've gone through some fighters where fighters don't touch me once."They're all major challenges for me, but at the same time, it's just an honest assessment of where they match up with me. I'm fighting against the best guys in the world and a lot of them never even get a chance to punch me in the face throughout the fight. So I just believe that I use my timing, my rhythm, my distance a lot better than he does. I think the proof is in the pudding."
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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