Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/7/12
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While a lightweight championship affair headlines the Octagon’s final FOX card of 2012, UFC president Dana White has just placed title implications on Saturday’s co-featured attraction between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson. According to White, the victor of the pivotal shootout will get next dibs at the 205-pound crown. “Unless there’s some crazy [expletive] that happens, which always does,” White stated during Thursday’s pre-fight press conference. “Other than that, the winner of this fight will get the next shot.” Being the UFC’s former 205-pound king, Shogun has already been there and done that. However, Gustafsson has been chomping at the bit for a chance to hoist the hardware. In fact, the 25-year-old proclaimed last week that an impressive victory over Shogun should warrant a championship bout. I’m curious to know what top contenders Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida think about White’s latest proclamation… Jones will defend his crown against Chael Sonnen on Ap
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