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Alexander Gustafsson Taunts Jon Jones to Sign Contract: ‘Stop Being A Coward’

Alexander Gustafsson is ready to get the ball rolling on his rumored UFC 232 bout with Jon Jones.
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Alexander Gustafsson Campaigning for Title Fight Rematch With Jon Jones

Last week, Jon Jones was given a ruling by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and a time table to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon, and one familiar name promptly offered to welcome him back.
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Alexander Gustafsson Is Ready For The Return Of Jon Jones

After a long string of injuries, Gustafsson his his eyes set on a fall return, and the return of ‘The Beast.’

Fans of Alexander Gustafsson took another kick to the junk last month when they learned the Swedish light heavyweight was injured once again and wouldn’t be fighting at UFC 224 as expected. On the plus side, all signs pointed to the injury being a minor one, so at least “The Mauler” would be back soon.

Current rumors had Gustafsson returning in the fall, and the man himself confirmed that timeline in an interview with MMA Viking.

”We go back and forth [with the UFC, we’re talking to them all the time,” Gustafsson said. “I wanna fight, so hopefully I’ll fight 6th of October. Maybe I’ll fight in November. I don’t know, I have no clue right now. But we’re looking for an opponent … We all know ‘The Beast’ is coming back. Whenever. I’m ready.”

’The Beast’ is undoubtedly Jon Jones, who’s return from USADA suspension continues to be the source of a ton of unsubstantiated rumors. Jones tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol shortly before his July 29th fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, making a fall fight with Alex unlikely if his (as of now undetermined) punishment is bigger than 12 months.

As for Gustafsson’s health?

”Good, I’ve been having some issues with my back thigh and small stuff,” Alexander said. “I’m staying busy, I can train … I’m here every day. And I feel good. I feel fine now. Like I said in other interviews, it was a s**t injury, it’s not even worth mentionining it, but it’s going good now and I feel good and I’m looking forward to the next fight.

And Gustafsson made it clear that he’s not picky, he just wants to fight.

”I’ll fight anyone,” he said. “October 6th is a good card, Conor and Khabib. I would love to fight on that card. But I’m open minded, I’m flexible, and I’m just waiting to see.”

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Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov Verbally Agree to Match At UFC 229

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to fight in to co-main event of UFC 229 in a pivotal matchup for the division, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
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Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov Verbally Agree to Match At UFC 229

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to fight in to co-main event of UFC 229 in a pivotal matchup for the division, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
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Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov Verbally Agree to Match At UFC 229

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to fight in to co-main event of UFC 229 in a pivotal matchup for the division, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
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Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov Verbally Agree to Match At UFC 229

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to fight in to co-main event of UFC 229 in a pivotal matchup for the division, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
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Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov Verbally Agree to Match At UFC 229

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to fight in to co-main event of UFC 229 in a pivotal matchup for the division, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
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Daniel Cormier Takes a Big Crap on Alexander Gustafsson’s Title Hopes

Poor Alexander Gustafsson. In his struggle to remain relevant in a division where he’s always been the number two- or number three-ranked guy, he’s been challenging anyone and everyone, calling out any fighter who a victory over might give him some shine.

I mean, you can’t fault Gustafsson for trying. He’s just trying to find work and get paid.

Unfortunately, one person has taken umbrage at Gustafsson’s efforts. And that person owns both the light-heavyweight and heavyweight belts.

So here’s Daniel Cormier taking a big crap on the Swede’s title hopes.

Dear Alex, I don’t know what happened to you going back to the Rockhold situation. You have always been a stand up guy but your behavior changed. From calling a guy out the day after he got knocked out, to now offering to fight me knowing I have a broken hand, after Volkan couldn’t go. Now you’ve turned down Jan, turned down Khalil all while calling for a heavyweight title fight. Now, moments after Anthony Smith does his work like an animal you decide you’re hurt. Man, I respect you as a fighter. I will always be grateful for October 2015, but you and I won’t share the octagon again. I am disappointed in who you’ve become. You are so entitled, man, I can’t deal with delusional people. Good luck recovering. Our time has passed. See you from the commentary table. DC @alexthemauler #wegoourseparateways

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Daniel Cormier Takes a Big Crap on Alexander Gustafsson’s Title Hopes

Poor Alexander Gustafsson. In his struggle to remain relevant in a division where he’s always been the number two- or number three-ranked guy, he’s been challenging anyone and everyone, calling out any fighter who a victory over might give him some shine.

I mean, you can’t fault Gustafsson for trying. He’s just trying to find work and get paid.

Unfortunately, one person has taken umbrage at Gustafsson’s efforts. And that person owns both the light-heavyweight and heavyweight belts.

So here’s Daniel Cormier taking a big crap on the Swede’s title hopes.

Dear Alex, I don’t know what happened to you going back to the Rockhold situation. You have always been a stand up guy but your behavior changed. From calling a guy out the day after he got knocked out, to now offering to fight me knowing I have a broken hand, after Volkan couldn’t go. Now you’ve turned down Jan, turned down Khalil all while calling for a heavyweight title fight. Now, moments after Anthony Smith does his work like an animal you decide you’re hurt. Man, I respect you as a fighter. I will always be grateful for October 2015, but you and I won’t share the octagon again. I am disappointed in who you’ve become. You are so entitled, man, I can’t deal with delusional people. Good luck recovering. Our time has passed. See you from the commentary table. DC @alexthemauler #wegoourseparateways

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