Gustafsson Signs For UFC 232, Waits For Jones
Alexander Gustafsson says he has put pen to paper for a fight against Jon Jones at UFC 232, but Gustafsson claims his former opponent has yet to sign on the dotted line.
The fight has been a focal point this week, as Daniel Cormier claims the UFC wants to strip the light heavyweight title from him, so that Jones and Gustafsson can face off for it on December 29th. Dana White confirmed as much this week on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.
“Obviously, he’s talking about coming back,” White said. “And you know what he’s thinking about doing and what he wants to accomplish in his return. But first, he’s got to get in shape. The guy hasn’t fought in a while, so we are looking at, hopefully, Dec. 29.”
With Cormier on the sidelines following a broken hand suffered in his win over Stipe Miocic, Gustafsson claims he’s ready to fight Jones, but Jones is scared of him.
“Jon Jones, you are p**sing me off!”Gustafsson wrote on Instagram along side a photo of Jones’s head on a chicken’s body on a milk carton. “I signed my agreement. Where are you?? Are you chickening out again?? Stop being a coward! #chicken #signthecontract #scared”
With White wanting tho see the fight, Cormier claiming the UFC will take the title, and Gustafsson signing a contract, is Jones waiting until his suspension is finished before putting pen to paper? One can only wait and see.
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The latest UFC 232 lineup includes:
Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s featherweight title
Corey Anderson vs. Ilir Latifi
Ryan Hall vs. B.J. Penn
Arnold Allen vs. Gilbert Melendez
Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit