Alexander Gustafsson Says He's Still Planning on Fighting Jon Jones
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.07.2013
That's who he thinks of for his next opponent...
Alexander Gustafsson recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his training plans, his next fight and more. Check out the highlights:
On a recent report that he won't be training with Alliance MMA: "What I meant is that I'm based in Sweden and train in Sweden full-time. I go to Alliance from time to time when I have a camp, and I'm part of the Swedish Allstars Team and the Alliance team. We have a really close relationship. I will always be representing both of the teams. What I'll do probably is if I fight in Sweden in the future, I'll have my camp in Sweden and bring guys out here. But still, Eric Del Fierro and Team Alliance will still be a part of my camp and my training."
On training with Phil Davis: "Me and Phil are training partners and close friends, and I prefer not to fight friends. So that's my thought on the whole thing. If we would be [scheduled] to fight each other, let's take that question then. But as it seems right now, we're training together, and we will continue to train with each other. So it's not that we're going to stop training with each other because we are training partners. That's how it will be in the future, too."
On not winning the title from Jones: "[It] bothers me every second of every day. But it's going to give me much more motivation to train."
On whether Jones will beat Glover Teixeira: "I think Jones will stay on the outside and do his thing and stay away from Glover's power and win the fight."
On who he wants to fight: "I'll take whoever they give me, but as long as I don't have an opponent, in my mind, it's Jon Jones."