Despite the second loss, manager Nima Safapour is certain that the Swedish fighter will snatch the third match win.
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A lot went into Alex’s camp. He went in their with all the stressful challenges this sport has to offer, and he left it all in the cage. We may have come short on this occasion. But best believe Alex will be back, and we will all be by his side united. Grateful to work with amazing people that happen to be the best combat sports athletes. #momentsmgmt #collectexperiences #friendship #sportsbusiness #sports #ufc232 #themauler
Take It Like A Man
Despite this humble acceptance of the loss, Gustafsson’s manager is positive in planning his talent’s third showdown with the new light heavyweight king. In a written interview with MMA Junkie, Safapour revealed the future he is looking at for the 31-year-old.
“The plan is to come back stronger than ever. The fight was the fight. We still believe 100 per cent that Alex can beat Jones. Just depends on the day. Anyone can win depending on the circumstances of the fight.”
“It was not our day, but we will come back and get the title in due time either from Jon or whoever else is holding the title at that time. Expect to see ‘The Mauler’ back in action soon.”
Jones. Gustafsson. Our crew breaks down this Light Heavyweight rematch! pic.twitter.com/1QSokyNkpk
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In terms of Jones’ past drug test failures, Safapour still casts doubt on the UFC titleholder’s integrity. Continuing, the mixed martial arts manager wrote:
“We hold the same position about Jones as it relates to the doping controversy. Whatever he is doing, it smells terrible.”
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Jon Jones and Instagram/Alexander Gustafsson