2014-04-29 Daniel Cormier about Alexander Gustafsson’s chances against Jon Jones . And his chance at a title match . From MMA Hour , Cormier :
”I’ve waited long enough . This will be my fifth top- 10 win , and I’m not fighting anyone else . I’m going to sit and wait and get better , and I’m going to wait to fight Jon Jones . , If it took nine months , I’d wait nine months . it’s time for me to fight for the belt .
It’s not that I’m afraid I’ll lose to any of these guys , because i do not believe that. I think I can beat them all . I just think That at a point, you have to make a stand about what’s important for me . Eventually one of these guys is going to take me to the edge and make me have to fight. Dan Henderson could Potentially be that guy .
No chance . Let me rephrase that. I’m not saying he does not have a chance . I’m just saying That if I had to bet my money, or if I asked 10 people who wins this fight, nine out of Those 10 people would say Jon Jones , Because honestly, I believe That he’s better Because he has more tools .
When you look at Jon on paper against a lot of people, he seems to match up well against every single one of us . He seems to holds the advantages against every single one of us . It’s the intangibles . It’s the Things That you can not measure on a piece of paper That it ’s going to take to beat Jon Jones – the Things That I believe I hold in spades . ”
2014-04-28: Alexander Gustafsson about Jon Jones win against Glover Texieira:
”The match went exactly as I predicted. Though Jones won convincingly, I am not at all impressed., We did not see anything spectacular. Jones did exactly what was required to win the match.”
2014-04-27: Dana White: Gustafsson’s the next fight against Jones. We got to see how That plays out. I do not know how Physically Jones is right now. He just went five hard rounds with a guy who hits hard. He (Jones) looked good, but we will see how he feels.
In my mind, Jones is doing everything he can to not fight me. He doesn’t want to fight me. So I think he’s trying to mix things up. But the only fight that makes sense for me right now is if he wins against Teixeira, is me fighting him.
I’d probably fight someone else, then. I’m a fighter and I want to fight. Basically, if Jones beats Teixeira, I want that title shot right away. If he doesn’t win (and they give him a rematch), then I’ll have to look at other possibilities. But I’m fighting whoever they gave me. That’s just the way I am
Jon ”Bone” Jones seems a little troubled over to Alexander Gustafsson is around the corner, waiting for the rematch.
From a recent interview.
”“I think the UFC really wants to see me and Alexander Gustafsson rematch really bad, and they really gave him a really easy path back to the belt,” Jones said. “Without being disrespectful to Jimi, Jimi’s not a top 10 fighter, so I don’t see how you’re going to fight a guy not in the top 10 to get another world championship fight. It just doesn’t make sense.””