Gustafsson a 'whole other fighter'

Light-heavyweight challenger Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson calmly explains yesterday why he has...

Light-heavyweight challenger Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson calmly explains yesterday why he has a shot at dethroning Jon (Bones) Jones on Saturday night at UFC 165. (Jack Boland, Toronto Sun).

DAVE HILSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:19 AM ET

Let’s face it, nobody is giving Alexander Gustafsson much of a shot when it comes to his UFC light-heavyweight title fight against Jon Jones.

 

Nobody. Not the pundits, not the fans, not the oddsmakers. Maybe not even his own mother.

Alexander Gustafsson is supposed to be just another necessary inconvenience in Jon Jones’ ascent to MMA immortality.

A win by Jones at UFC 165 on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre will give the man considered to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world his sixth consecutive light-heavyweight title defence (that’s one more than the legendary Tito Ortiz) and cement his place in mixed martial arts history.

And as far as everyone is concerned, it’s already a done deal. Everyone except the big Swede, that is, who is looking to make a little history of his own.


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