Jon Jones expects more of same at UFC 165 in Toronto

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones answers questions during a press conference in Toronto to...

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones answers questions during a press conference in Toronto to promote his fight with Alex Gustafsson at UFC 165. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:25 PM ET

Jon (Bones) Jones knows he will likely hear some boos this fall.

The UFC light-heavyweight champ aims to make history when he faces Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 165 in Toronto Sept. 21. Should Jones get past the Swedish standout, he will have notched his sixth successful title defence, establishing a record for the 205-pound division.

The fight will also mark Jones’ third headliner at the Air Canada Centre, a venue that has already twice netted him a chorus of boos as he made his approach the octagon. On both occasions, fans almost unanimously supported his opponents — Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort.

The Rochester, N.Y., native admitted he’s used to getting an earful from fans when he fights in Canada.


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