If you’re one of the many, many folks who wants to see Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson throw down for a second time, and sometime in early 2014, then good news continues to develop on that front.
Of course, if either man was seriously injured in their instant-classic UFC 165 headliner, then the chances of an immediate rematch would be significantly reduced. In other words, the UFC would probably move forward with fights like Jones-Teixeira or Gustafsson-Teixeira if one of them was going to be sidelined for six months or more.
Well, yesterday MMA Junkie.com reported that both Jones and Gustafsson had been cleared of any serious injuries at a Toronto hospital. In a follow up report from MMA Fighting.com, Gustafsson’s renowned coach Eric Del Fierro, has relayed the following about “The Mauler.”
“No major injuries,” the Alliance MMA coach said via text. “Just sore and staples on top of his head.”
Now does this mean a rematch is a go for certain? No, but so far, nothing has been announced that would shut down the possibility either. Gustafsson has already said he wants another shot at Jones. Now it remains to be seen if Jones is interested in a second tilt, or if he wants to fight Glover Teixeira next (the champ’s already said Daniel Cormier doesn’t deserve a titles shot).
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