UFC Commentator's Mike Goldberg and Kenny Florian were so impressed with Alexander Gustafsson's performance against Thiago Silva last Saturday at UFC on Fuel 2, that they were quick to compare Gustafsson to current Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, a comparison that Jones didn't agree with.
When told about the comparison, Jones quickly poo-poo'ed the suggestion, speaking to ESPN.COM, Jones said:
"We're totally different"
"I don't think it is appropriate to be comparing us," Jones said. "The only thing we have similar is that we are both tall. We're different fighters, I kick fast, I'm good in the clinch and accurate and he has great boxing."
Jones also spoke highly of Gustafsson saying:
"Alexander Gustafsson is close to a title shot," Jones acknowledged. "I think if he wins two more fights against like, Lyoto [Machida] or Evans, I'd like to see him with another wrestler.
"I like his swagger though, he exudes winning when he steps in the cage, he has the potential to be a star, he just has it."
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