Gustafson willing to fight Machida in interim


Alexander Gustafson is on a short-list off viable contenders for Jon Jones' light heavyweight title, and 'The Mauler' would like nothing more than his chance. Jones also has expressed his desire to fight Gustafson next, but unfortunately Jones' broken toe has other ideas, but that doesn't mean Gustafson wants to sit and wait out his title shot:

"I want to fight Jones. I want to fight for the title, that's what I want to do. But, I am not going to wait for a long time because I fought in December. I fought 'Shogun' in December and I want to fight soon, so. I want to fight in a couple of months, at least. I want to fight soon.

If Jones can't fight, which I would understand because (his injury) looked very nasty and could be out awhile, then I will fight Machida, too. But, if Jones can fight in a few months, I would love to fight him."

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OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash site profile image  

4/30/13 12:49 AM by OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash

^^^Not saying who shouldnt take it if he wants to risk it. Just as long as he realises hes not going to be the no1 contender after this fight.

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

4/30/13 12:25 AM by PeaceThroughStrength

Gus wants a title shot,who else should he be calling out besides the champion or the #1 contender?

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4/30/13 12:22 AM by PeaceThroughStrength

Machida has bounced back and fourth about his willingness to fight Gus,hopefully his recent comment about being up for #1 contenders fighting each other in the interval will stand.Glad he doesn't want to wait around for Jones toe to heal because I think Gus will beat him andI would much rather see Gus vs Jones then Machida Jones 2.

GuillotineNoCanDefend site profile image  

4/29/13 10:32 PM by GuillotineNoCanDefend

I like this fight. On that note, WAR MACHIDA!

Rahjai site profile image  

4/29/13 10:30 PM by Rahjai

my body is ready!!!Dragon will win this, FOTY!

Chaelismyhero site profile image  

4/29/13 10:27 PM by Chaelismyhero

Gus would beat Machida.

ender852 site profile image  

4/29/13 10:26 PM by ender852

I love gus, but the dragon is too technical for him.

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4/29/13 10:25 PM by Allucard

This is why i absolutely love MMA. They all fight each other!

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4/29/13 10:22 PM by rumble_fish

Good on him to not sit around and wait for his shot at bones. Speaking of which, any word on how long bones is gonna be out?

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4/29/13 10:15 PM by OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash

Lyoto is far too slick for Gus. Bad move imo.