Report: Jones Believes he Defeated Gustafsson Decisively, Decided to Fight Teixeira After Re-watching UFC 165 Tilt
By FCF Staff
Although Jon Jones has decided to fight Glover Teixeira next, the light-heavyweight champ has also said he hopes to erase the “blemish” Alexander Gustafsson put on his record at UFC 165. Despite the fact Jones rebounded Saturday and went on to earn a unanimous decision win, Gustafsson badly cut and pushed the champ throughout much of the bout.
Before it was confirmed that Jones will fight Teixeira, the reigning champ relayed the following to “UFC Tonight’s” Ariel Helwani, about the direction he was taking.
“He told me he did not break his foot. It’s just a deep bruise and he should be good to go in a few weeks. Right after the fight he thought the most-fair thing to do was to grant Alexander Gustafsson a rematch. Now, after watching the fight over ten more, Jones thinks he decisively won rounds two, four and five and that he decisively won the fight, so the most-fair thing to do is to move on.”
Jones and Teixeira are expected to fight over Super Bowl weekend in February, 2014. The UFC also hopes to have Gustafsson headline a card around that time in his native Sweden, although no opponent has been confirmed.