Alexander Gustafsson - "Winning over Jon Jones is bigger than taking the belt."

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  1. MXZT

    MXZT Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    "The guy is such a beast" Gustafsson says. He said that on the JRE podcast earlier.

    Do you agree with him or no?
     
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  2. ortizgnp

    ortizgnp Original Vince Belt

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    Of course.

    Jon is the LHW belt.
     
  3. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    With the joke that the UFC belts have become I’m inclined to agree.
     
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  4. Prince Nephilim

    Prince Nephilim Brown Belt

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    To be the best, you have to beat the best.

    Clear cut.
     
  5. KingBeef

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    The win over jones would have given him the belt though. I understand doing something that nobody else has done is cool but in his case, not winning the title will be the one thing that haunts him forever.
     
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    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    1. I think beating Jon Jones would be bigger than being LHW champ. Much bigger.
    2. If Gustaffson is suggesting that he already beat Jones, I respectfully disagree.
    3. I think Cormier knows that what Gustaffson is saying is true, which is why he is seeking a legacy accomplishment bigger than the LHW belt by trying to beat Stipe.
     
  7. GoldenAzazel

    GoldenAzazel Black Belt

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    For Gustafsson's career? Definitely. For an upcoming undefeated LHW? Nah.
     
  8. DS66

    DS66 Green Belt

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    I mean yeah, probably. Jones is the best ever and has never lost a fight (other than with USADA) so beating him is clearly the highest accomplishment.
     
  9. Dead Kennedy

    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    A win over Jones now isn’t the same as a win over Jones when he was still champion.
     
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    Workaholic Red Belt

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    I can't imagine a bigger win for your legacy than beating Jones
     
  11. chiefwiggum

    chiefwiggum Black Belt

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    Lol at disagreeing. All the fighters know that.
    As great as dc is and was. Bones is that much better.

    It’s a great loss for mma and fight fans. But A huge victory for the haters out there.
     
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  12. Alphafail

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    Definitely agree. Sadly, so far it doesn't seem like anyone other Jones himself accomplish this.
     
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  13. Kintaro

    Kintaro Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    jon is worth of all the belts.
     
  14. MidnightSnacks**

    MidnightSnacks** OTS enthusiast

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    yeah, belts dont matter if the current champ didnt beat the previous champ. everyone knows who the best 205 fighter on earth is. jon is the GOAT lhw without question, and definitely in the p4p GOAT discussion

    gus should be more concerned about winning fights in general, he has THREE (3) wins since he fought shogun in 2012. you cant coast off prior wins (and in his case, losses) forever
     
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    its been less than year since he head kick ko'd cormier
     
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  16. sabretitan

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    DC agrees , I know that much
     
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  17. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    you already won but corrupted zuffa were never going to give you a close decision win when jones just got sponsored by nike
     
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    I don't agree with gus, but i do agree with another poster who said ufc belts are becoming a joke. As far as what gis says.... Well no! He will always be know as the guy who almost beat jon
     
  19. Dead Kennedy

    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    True, but Jones looked like god awful shit leading up to the KO.
     
  20. fearoth

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    Jones is the goatest
     
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