Chael Sonnen was so impressed with the performances put on by Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson Saturday night at UFC 165 that he made a bold statement.
“This was the greatest fight in the light heavyweight division ever,” said Sonnen, during the FOX Sports 2 post-fight show. “The story of this fight was the head kicks and the elbows of Jon Jones.”
Jones earned another successful title defense – his record-setting sixth – with a decision over Gustafsson.
“(Jones) was challenged,” said Sonnen, who lost to him earlier this year via TKO in the first round. “Jon went for 10 takedown attempts, but he only got one.
“You need fights like this for your legacy. You find out, does he have the guts. Jon came back after losing the first round and proved he was the best.”
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, also an analyst on the weekend, added that “Both of these guys showed a lot of heart. I think they should fight again.”