At 26 and already being heralded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, Jones would add another impressive accolade to his resume by defeating Gustafsson -- an impressive feat by itself -- in that he would surpass Tito Ortiz's record for most consecutive 205-pound title defenses. The surging and understandably confident Jones predicts that Saturday night will turn out to be another stepping stone on his path to unprecedented greatness.
"You'll be able to witness a dream come true," predicts the champion. "You'll see me surpass Tito's record. I'm more dominant than ever. My cardio is better than ever. My tactics are better than ever. It'll be domination baby!"
Rather than focusing on either man's considerable skill set, the narrative leading up to this fight has focused mostly on the fact that Gustafsson will be one of Jones' only like-sized opponents. In that regard, Jones believes the fight will be decided by skills, rather than either fighter's physical measurements.
"I think Alexander uses his reach really well, but he doesn't use his as well as I use mine," said Jones. "If you watch his fights, he gets hit in the face a lot. He does a lot of things that I do, but I think I do them better."
Jones' predictions will be tested this Saturday at UFC 165, which takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The fight card will also feature an interim bantamweight title fight between interim champ Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Short URL: http://winc.cc/RlIOcp
Goldust Wants Stardust To Get A Title Shot, WWE Extreme Rules Buzz, Tough Enough Audition Videos
WWE Main Event Results (4/25): Lucha Dragons Vs. Ascension, Axel Vs. Fandango, Brie Vs. Alicia Fox
Triple H Talks Relationship With Vince McMahon, His Backstage Duties For WWE, More
WWE Superstars Results (4/25): Jack Swagger Vs. Bad News Barrett, Tag Team Champions In Action
"UFC 186: Johnson Vs. Horiguchi" Live Coverage And Results
Taryn Terrell Talks Working With Ex-Husband Drew Galloway, Taz's Departure, Doing Stunt Work, More
Sound Off: Will Daniel Bryan Wrestle At "WWE Extreme Rules," What Will Happen With IC Title?
Kevin Nash Says Undertaker Almost Joined WCW In 2000, Scott Hall Rips Chris Jericho, More
Triple H Talks About The Notion That He Buries People, Common Misconceptions In Wrestling
WWE Releases Two NXT Wrestlers
Three More WWE NXT Wrestlers Cut
Backstage Update On Daniel Bryan Being Injured, Possibly Missing WWE's Payback Pay-Per-View