Gustafsson Continues To Vent Following Postponement of Cormier/Jones Fight

Published on August 14th, 2014 5:37 pm EST

Alexander Gustafsson is pissed at the UFC right now and not trying to hide it.

Let's recap the Alexander Gustafsson/Light Heavyweight title picture as of right now.

Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones had one of the best tilts in the history of the UFC in September of 2013. Gustafsson pushed Jones to the absolute limit, with Jones eventually winning via unanimous decision. Gustafsson literally put Jones in the hospital as a result of the fight, and this fact left fans clamouring for an immediate rematch.

In early 2014, Gustafsson easily dispatched of Jimi Manuwa, which earned him a promised title shot from Dana White. Jon Jones was initially hesitant to take the fight, but the two sides eventually worked things out and Gustafsson/Jones II was scheduled for UFC 178 in September.

A minor injury would eventually force Gustafsson out of UFC 178, and the UFC quickly replaced him with Daniel Cormier. Cormier and Jones soon got involved in a war of words (and a war of fists, for that matter) and Alexander Gustafsson was largely forgotten as the MMA world looked forward to an epic Cormier/Jones fight.

Earlier in the week, Jon Jones hurt himself and the Jones/Cormier fight was pushed back to January.

When news of the postponement leaked, Alexander Gustafsson took to his Facebook account to angrily rage. Why wasn't he being given his promised title shot after the postponement? After all, Gustafsson's injury was minor and he will reportedly be ready to go in January. Gustafsson feels slighted by the UFC at this point and feels that the title shot in January should be his, not Daniel Cormier's.

There were some people clamouring for some sort of #1 contender fight in the Light Heavyweight division while Jones and Cormier have their planned meeting in January, but Gustafsson is not going for that. According to the Swedish contender, he is going to sit on the sidelines and take on the winner of Cormier/Jones. His promised title shot shall be his, and he is not going to risk a loss in the meantime.

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What do you think - does Gustafsson have a point here?


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