Jon Jones Roasts Alexander Gustafsson Over ‘Not a Champion’ Jab

June 1, 2017

Following his victory over Glover Teixeira, Alexander Gustafsson addressed his disdain for Jon Jones. In return, Jones roasted Gustafsson via Twitter.

In part, Gustafsson said, “(Jones) hasn’t lost yet. He’s demolished everyone he fights, but as a person, as a champion, he’s not a champion in my eyes. He’s not a good person in my eyes. That’s why I always say I hope (Daniel Cormier) wins because I like the guy. He’s a worthy champion.”

Jones and Cormier will rematch for Cormier’s light heavyweight belt at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif.

Jones didn’t take too kindly to Gustafsson’s words — surprise, surprise — and blasted the No. 1 contender on social media. 

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  • NoMoreElbows

    Last time I checked, Gus wasn’t snorting coke and running from vehicular accidents involving injured pregnant women (only to return because he left cash and weed in his rental car). I could be wrong, but I don’t think those are actions of a real champion.

    • Murdock

      everybody make mistakes but Gus can’t really speak on this matter since he did jail time for street fighting and assault.

      • NoMoreElbows

        He was a teenager at the time. Although that still doesn’t make it right, there is BIG difference.

        • Murdock

          How so? teenager or not, he committed those acts after he became a boxing champion and now he’s saying jones isn’t a champion lol. sorry but Gus really isn’t the right person to speak on this issue. he isn’t exactly mr perfect either.

          • Prince Randorson

            You need someone to explain to the the difference between a teenager streetfighting and what Jones did? You must be a sociopath.

          • Hurthle

            How much time did JJ do in prison for all those charges? Must have been a lot the way grown men are crying about it.

          • Murdock

            Haha, so now you’re making excuses for Gus eh? Last I checked, jones didn’t do jail time for beating ppl up with his mma skills whereas Gus did.

          • Prince Randorson

            No. No excuses needed. You can’t be this simple minded. A rich athlete gets a light sentence, so hes a better person?

          • Murdock

            Yes because he didn’t beat ppl up and do jail time for it. He did drugs and fled a car crash but he didn’t kill anyone or do aggravated assault.

          • NoMoreElbows

            You have got to be freaking kidding me!! Are you serious or just trolling? He ran away from the scene of an accident injuring a pregnant female! Ran away like a damn puss. If you wanna nut hug someone like that, go right ahead. He’s no champion in my eyes.

          • Murdock

            The pregnant woman received a broken arm and you’re making a big deal out of a broken arm? seriously? last I checked, the baby didn’t die nor did the woman. Are u making excuses for Gus now cos beating up ppl for agravatted assault and doing jail time is worse than a broken arm buddy.

          • Smackk

            Murdock touches on a tough point here, that Gus was assaulting people with his MMA knowledge and skills, against people most likely smaller than him and have no MMA skills or knowledge. That’s a very bad thing to do, just as bad as what Jones did, if not worse depending on the condition he put those he assaulted.

        • Smackk

          Gus was 18 when he went to prison for aggravated assault. An adult by most peoples standards.

    • cheflacsto

      Its a championship fight. Nobody can defend Jon’s actions but regardless of him as a person, he is the champion, never lost the belt.

      • deepgrim

        you can lose you belt other ways than simply in the octagon, long term injuries, avoiding fights, committing crimes, bisping could keep avoiding top challengers, does that mean he will still be the champ if he doesnt lose the belt, is mc gregor forever the 145 pound champion, he didnt lose it, jones looked like he could have been looking at prison and clearly wasn’t representing the company well so he lost his belt too. What you do in the octogon is only part of been a champion

        • Murdock

          jones will always be the real light heavyweight champion until DC actually beats him. u can say he isn’t because of how things turned out for him away from the octagon but inside it, nobody could touch him and that’s fact.

          McGregor was never a real champion since he refused to defend his titles, ducked the top prizefighters and held up two divisions. He was a lightweight beating up featherweights and clearly had a size advantage. Bisping isn’t a champion either. He just happens to be in the right place at the right time and has held up the division while only wanting to fight old farts.

        • cheflacsto

          You guys can say whatever you want. Its a fighting championship, not a choir practice. Jon is the champ, and D.C. is the placeholder, until he beats Jon. Bisping is still the champ, and I agree with you, about him not fighting top contenders. He has held the belt for over a year and has fought Dan Henderson. I don’t know what is going on in that division, but he is still the champ. The UFC can make interim titles, and take titles away, but the champ has to be beaten, unless like in Connor’s case he moves up with no intention of defending.

          • deepgrim

            nope dc is the champ and jones is the best fighter who lost his belt by been a jackass. Lets see jon fight post usada as well and see if he is still the same fighter

          • cheflacsto

            He already did and beat OSP easily on short notice. Don’t believe to much what D.C. is telling you. Jon got the suspension for using a tainted sexual enhancement pill. He proved the pills are dirty, and was suspended for not informing USADA.

          • deepgrim

            its not just that, it’s the hiding under the cage before he was scheduled to fight rumble when usada turned up at the gym, how he had suddenly got a bodybuilders body, lymphoid marks on his body. Im just keen to see him fight now.

          • cheflacsto

            He didn’t suddenly get that body, he was out for a long time, and he has been getting tested the whole time. I can’t speak about hiding under the cage because I don’t know about that, but until he loses, I think he is the best.

          • cheflacsto

            After some looking, the best I could find about the ring all seems to be from Chael Sonnen. I can’t take anything that Chael says to serious.

          • deepgrim

            thats fair enough, i was told of that story before chael came out with that story tho, and what i was told was that dana had tipped jones off about usada turning up.

  • Earldogg

    Jon ‘boner’ Jones.. you are classy. I’d say the jury is split on who won the fight between Jones and Gus and DC beat Gus decisively so why would Gus be “praying for DC to win”. Jones has just become less and less likeable and is on a path to become the Tiger Woods of mma. I’m hoping to see Gus triple uppercut Jones into his next year long break.

    • Murdock

      It wasn’t hard to decide on who won their contest. Jones had Gus hurt after the spinning elbow to the head which had Gus running away while eating a bunch of elbow and knee strikes. Same thing happened in the last round, Gus was hurt, gassed and in trouble of being finished.

      The Cormier fight was close but Gus again was eating uppercuts in the championship rounds & wasn’t defending himself well which also lead to DC retaining too.

      • deepgrim

        marching someone doesnt mean your winning a fight, jessica andrade marched joanna down the whole of their fight and lost clearly. i have watched that fight a few times and scored it differently on occasion, it was definitely a close fight, if gus wanted out of that fight he could have taken a way out after jones landed the spinning elbow in the fourth, gus clearly didnt want out- what makes you think gus wanted out?

        • Smackk

          Gus was lucky he survived that 4th rd against Jones, he was about to be finished…

          • deepgrim

            thats true but how is that relevant to the conversation, my point was that gus didnt look for a way out, he toughed it out and came back in the fifth.

        • Murdock

          Andrade didn’t march anyone. She didn’t and couldn’t do anything to the champ for five full round except eat head kicks and jabs. That’s very different to Gus running away and continuously eating knees, elbows and uppercuts after he ate a spinning elbow to the head and was badly rocked.

          • deepgrim

            yes andrade did march her down, its pretty clear thats what her strategy was to get inside and land heavy. so you are using gus eating a few shots after he was rocked to act like that was the tone for the fight even tho gus was tagging jones constantly in the fourth round for 4 minutes. Interesting logic, even more interesting that you say gus wanted out, but yet he never dropped to the ground and didnt stop defending himself- like in the general tell tale sign a fighter wants a ref to stop the fight

          • Murdock

            Nope, joanna was never in any danger for the five rounds so u must be delusional if andrade “marched” her down … Gus was rocked & nearly finished whereas all the tagging he did to Jones was to win by points. Never did he try to finish Jones therefore Jones actually trying to finish the fight gets him the nod and the eventual win.

          • deepgrim

            yes she marched her down, it just wasnt successful because joanna’s and and foot speed were superior and just general stand up. Just because gus never fully rocked jones doesnt mean he wasnt trying to finish the fight, jones has a very good chin and will be very hard to finish, and a fight is not judged on who tried to finish a fight either. Jones got the nod because the judges thought he did enough to win the rounds, but there were rounds that could have went either way in that fight and it certainly wouldnt have been a robbery if gus had have been given the nod, and still how did gus want out?

          • Murdock

            Jones nearly finishing Gus was the most significant thing he did which gave the judges the nod. Trying to finish is better than just winning by points. It’s not rocket science u know.

          • deepgrim

            not rocket science no, but it does seem you missed that a fight is scored round by round and so nearly finishing the fight in a given round doesn’t determine who wins a fight

          • Murdock

            Obviously u dunno how rounds are scored if u think Gus won

    • cheflacsto

      You sure you watched the fights. Jones won that fight easily and as the other guys said, Jon walked him down, and Gus was backing up looking for a way out, Jon won a unanimous decision. D.C. didn’t dominate Gus, it was a split decision win for Daniel. That one could of gone either way.

    • uncle

      Jon is the Jimmy Swaggart of MMA.

    • Smackk

      DC didnt beat Gus decisively, it was split decision. Jones beat Gus by UD. Get your facts straight.

  • shakejunt

    gus really should be rooting for jones, that’s the bigger fight and that’s the legacy fight. if jones comes back and looks like trash against dc then he can never reclaim what he feels is his. he needs jones to come back and smoke dc so he can have a rematch with the best version of his opponent and try to cement his legacy.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Do any of you guys watch the NFL, MLB, NBA or PGA? You act like Jones is such a bad guy? These guys consist of rapists, murderers, woman beaters, child abusers, alcoholics, drug addicts, drug dealers, racists, cheaters and guys that don’t tip the pizza guy! How do you not tip the pizza guy??? These other athletes are way bigger POS than Jones, yet you cheer them. You think I’m wrong? Comment your team and I’ll list all the horrible things your team or favorite athlete have done. I’ve said it before, I’m not defending Jones, I just don’t care. I don’t care that Big Ben sexualy assaulted a woman in a restroom. I don’t care that Gronk and Edelman were doing ecstasy and coke at the horse races. I don’t care that AP whipped his 2 year old until he bled with a stick. I don’t care about all the hookers, coke and weed! We have a legal system and I let it do it’s thing. When it’s done, I don’t care if they went to prison or are back on the field making me happy. The lot of you would be a lot happier if you adopted my way and just didn’t care.

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  • Gerhard Reinhard

    Im a big fan of Gusafson but that silly bad guy talk has really turned me of. What a stupid thing to say…

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