Jones: Davis took Gustafsson’s soul
Jon Jones fights Alexander Gustafsson live on PPV Saturday night and told FOX Los Angeles that he thinks “The Mauler” is insecure. Gustafsson has only one loss on his record, a submission via choke to Phil Davis back in 2010. That loss, Jones believes, took Gustafsson’s soul.
“Phil Davis took his soul, took his heart, took his will to fight away in under five minutes,” said Jones. “He tapped out with less than 10 seconds left.”
“I think he was being choked for only 2 seconds, so that showed me that he got claustrophobic in there, he was uncomfortable, basically his will to fight was over. That tells me a lot about his character and what type of heart he has.
“He’s mentioned that he needs to stick and move and I think it does show about his psychology. I think stick and move is a psychology of the insecure fighter.
“It shows me he may feel inferior somewhere in his heart and if that’s in there I will draw it out of him.”