Alexander Gustafsson and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones have met before, with Gustafsson suffering a decision loss to the champ at UFC 165.
As far as Jones latest run in with USADA goes, the Swedish MMA sensation says he isn’t surprised about anything that Jones does anymore.
“We’ll wait and see what the B test says. Should it prove true, it’s a pity for the whole sport, sorry for DC who lost his belt against him, sorry for all his fans. It’s sad for me as well if it’s true. If there’s somebody I’ve been looking forward to fighting it’s him. Revenge in that fight is what I wanted. Am I surprised? No, nothing about that man surprises me anymore. But I do not want to judge him yet, not until we know everything. But if it’s true, then it would be best for him to end the sport,” Gustafsson says to MMA Betz.
There are still a lot of things that have to be determined about the Jones drug test failure, including the results of the B sample and the status of the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.
Jones’ team and longtime manager Malki Kawa have stated that the fighter is innocent, but they said the same thing during his first drug test failure prior to UFC 200 and made similar statements after Jones hit a pregnant woman while driving under the influence.
If Jones is found guilty after the B sample is tested, then he could face a two-plus year suspension and the stripping of the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.