Alexander Gustafsson states Jon Johnson obtaining a light heavyweight title shot “wouldn&#39t be fair” but Johnson eyeballing grapple with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic

“It wouldn’t be fair, giving him a title shot,” Alexander Gustafsson stated around the MMA Hour. “I’m not to imply I will have it. I’m just saying, after exactly what happened, it isn’t fair with other martial artists too, who’ve been working their asses off and they’ve been fighting one another. So, not really a title shot immediately. Give him an enjoyable fight first and that’s it.”

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Jon Jones crouches in his corner before facing Ovince Saint Preux in their interim UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 197 event in...

For Johnson, he certainly comes with his sights focused on a title fight. However, the title he’s thinking about may be the UFC heavyweight title that Stipe Miocic defended over the past weekend against Alistair Overeem. Johnson has teased the potential of moving to the heavyweight division before, and today it seems that “Bones” has an interest within the chance should it present itself.

“I’m up for suggestions (in my next opponent), so why wouldn’t you?Inches Gustafsson stated. “But let’s see the things they say. I’m up for suggestions, so anything they produce, I’m lower with. Another grapple with Johnson, you never know. It’s likely to be good though.”

Johnson continues to be sidelined having a temporary suspension in the Nevada Sports Commission as they waits for that outcome from his unsuccessful UFC 200 drug test that saw the previous champion drawn from a title grapple with Cormier 72 hours before UFC 200. Johnson is placed to go to a disciplinary hearing in October to determine what punishment is going to be levied, or no. However, UFC President Dana White-colored mentioned that Johnson didn’t go ahead and take supplements (Hydroxy-clomiphene &amplifier Letrozole) indicated on his unsuccessful drug make sure the punishment might be lessened considerably.

Possibly Cormier, Manley and Gustafsson do not have anything to bother with in the end.

Gustafsson gave Johnson all he could handle at UFC 165 in 2013. Johnson won a unanimous decision but was battered and bloodied by Gustafsson through the fight. Because the Johnson loss, Gustafsson went 2-2 and lately drawn out a unanimous decision against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 203 after shedding back-to-back fights to Cormier and Manley.

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“If it had been for that actual title I’d totally get it done,Inches Johnson stated on Twitter. “I’m beginning to understand the hype is real with (Miocic). He’s legit, (it) will be the challenge a person can have.Inches

The way forward for Jon Jones’ MMA career might be up in mid-air, however the residual impression would be that the former pound for pound champion is going to be injected right into a title fight upon his return. Both light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Anthony Manley expressed their displeasure with Dana White’s insinuation and you can also add the person who pressed Johnson towards the limit to that particular list.

Gustafsson has an interest in becoming the one that welcomes Johnson to the UFC whenever they can return.

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