UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wanted a challenge. He may have got more than he bargained for.
The pound-for-pound king of mixed martial arts overcame the fight of his life at UFC 165 on Saturday night in Toronto, surviving a valiant effort from unheralded challenger Alexander Gustafsson in front of over 15,000 fans at the Air Canada Centre.
In a heated war of attrition, Jones rallied back from a strong start by the Swedish contender to win a unanimous decision and successfully defend his throne for the sixth time, setting the all-time UFC record for consecutive 205-pound title defenses.
To Rematch or Not to Rematch?
That is the question.
Immediately following Jones' gutsy title defense, talks of an immediate rematch surfaced at the post-fight press conference.
UFC president Dana White stopped short of guaranteeing Gustafsson another crack at the belt, but the proposition isn't outside the realm of possibility.
After all, Glover Texeira may be riding an impressive ...