Shit. That’s a long title, but that fight was a short one.

After Alexander Gustafsson dropped a unanimous decision to Jon “Bones” Jones back in September 2013 in a fight a lot of Jones detractors thought he’d won, he defeated irrelevant no-namer Jimi Manuwa back in March and finally, after originally getting his rematch against Jones in September only to get injured, fought, this time against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in his (Gus’s) home country of Sweden.

I didn’t bother writing about the fight here, but I figured Gustafsson would have used his length to technically pick apart Johnson for all five rounds of the fight or at least win by TKO in the fourth round.

Instead, “Rumble” Johnson put the pressure on Alexander Gustafsson, a patient pressure, making Gustafsson constantly circle around the cage, before going in for the attack, flooring Gus and ending the fight with strikes only two minutes and fifteen seconds into the damn fight.

Pure class.
Pure class.

Unsurprisingly, people were lining up on social media, declaring “Rumble” Johnson the next ‘killer’ of “Bones” Jones, the man who’ll finally take the light heavyweight title away from Jonny!

The way Johnson closed the distance between himself and Gus was remarkable. He had his way with breaking through Gus’s guard and hitting him with some heavy shots. We saw that this can definitely happen to Jones, as Daniel Cormier caught “Bones” with a cavalcade of punches that rocked him. Jones still has an iron chin, though (for now), but a chin is something you can’t train. Just like anything can happen in the octagon, “Rumble” Johnson can, without a doubt, defeat “Bones” Jones.

I’ll wait until that fight is scheduled until I say more. I doubt I’ll pick against Jones. He proves the doubters wrong every fight, from all the way back to beating up on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in September 2011 to humiliating Daniel Cormier by outwrestling him. It’d be nice if they could get this title fight slated for late April or May.

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