Jon Jones finishes Alexander Gustafsson, surprising nobody

For all the controversy surrounding UFC 232, the main event played out exactly as expected. Jon Jones still looked dominant, beating Alexander Gustafsson inside of three rounds. Juicing or not, his performance tonight was surgical. Learning on the job The…

No matter how badly Jon Jones beats Alexander Gustafsson, his legacy is shot

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2 should have been a rematch for the ages. Sure, the Daniel Cormier rivalry offered some spark but their first fight wasn’t particularly close. On the other hand, Gustafsson can legitimately claim that he won…

UFC 232 Predictions: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2

Their first fight was widely acclaimed as the best light heavyweight fight ever, and yet the stakes weren’t as high for Jon Jones nor for Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 as they will be at UFC 232. At the time, Jon Jones…

Anthony Smith and the great light heavyweight dilemma

With his submission of Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith called for a title shot. Oezdemir was in his athletic prime and coming off a scrappy loss to dominant champion Daniel Cormier. On the other hand, Smith was an ex-middleweight whose…