Swede will face Brazilian veteran Glover Teixeira on Sunday night at the Ericsson Globe arena
UFC star Alexander Gustafsson is the No1 contender for the light heavyweight title and he has his say on the current champion Daniel Cormier and ex-champ Jon Jones.
Jones was the first fighter in UFC history to be stripped of the same title TWICE, he was involved in a hit-and-run incident before being handed a one-year doping ban last year.
His reign at the top was then taken over by Cormier in 2015 and he has successfully defended the belt on three occasions since becoming champ.
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But Jones defeated Cormier before he was stripped of the title and the pair will meet again on July 29 and Gustafsson cannot for Jones’ return.
The 30-year-old said: “Yes I am excited about Jon Jones, pound-for-pound he is still the best in the world.
“To have him back in the division is another target so it is very exciting to have him back.”
Gustafsson will take on Brazilian veteran Glover Teixeira to firm up his place for a shot at the title, with his opponent being a spot below him in the ratings list.
But in Gustafsson’s eyes, Cormier is the REAL champ – despite Jones not losing his belt in the octagon.
The Swede said: “I believe DC is the real champion, he has been defending his belt against all the best guys in the world. He is the true champion.
“A champion is not just winning fights, you have to act and behave like a champion. People have to look up to you. Jon Jones has failed on that part, big time.
“He wins his fights but he doesn’t act like a champion. I see Jon Jones as the best guy in the world because if his wins in the octagon.
“But as a true champion I think DC is the man.”
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