I samband med Alexander Gustafsson imponerande seger över Glover Teixeira uttalade sig Gustafsson skarpt om Jon Jones. Gustafsson har bland annat sagt att Jones inte är en bra person. Detta uttalande initierade en konversation via Twitter mellan Gustafsson och Jones.
Under måndagens The MMA Hour uttryckte sig Gustafsson om Jones och sa att han står fast vid sitt tidigare uttalande om Jones:
I stand by it. They had a press conference after the fight [with Teixeira], and they asked me about Jon Jones, and I just told them the way I feel. I told the truth. I’m not a trash talker. I don’t do that shit. But they asked me, and I’m not gonna lie. He’s probably the greatest fighter we’ve seen, but as a person, I don’t like him, I don’t like how he’s talking on the stage, doing the cocaine thing. So many young kids are looking up to him, and I just felt like, man, come on. I don’t support that stuff at all. I don’t support that stuff at all. I just told the media what I think of him.”
He’s been getting caught for everything. It feels like it’s just one thing after another. But what we were seeing on the stage with [Daniel Cormier]… he just said he did cocaine the week before he fought him. He’s not even embarrassed of that stuff, he’s proud of that stuff. And to me, you don’t do that – not being such a good fighter. Nobody’s really been able to compete with him. He’s been the pound-for-pound best. I believe he is. He hasn’t lost yet, to anybody. So, that’s just how I feel.