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Can Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson?

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Alexander Gustafsson's (14-1) win over Maurício "Shogun" Rua (21-6) was what light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1) wanted. Dana White announced the winner would be the No. 1 contender to Jones' title earlier in the week.

"I would prefer to fight Alexander Gustafsson just because I haven't fought him yet," said Jones to MMA Heat. "There are a lot of critics that say I do so well because I have size advantages over my opponents and I don't think that's fair."

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If they meet, Gustafsson comes in an inch taller at 6'5'' though Jones would have a 7.9 inch reach advantage.

Before the two can fight, Jones still must go through Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) in April. The two are currently filming the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, coaching opposite one another.

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"I think fighting Gustafsson will get that whole Jon Jones is bigger than everybody thing going," said Jones.

Jones defeated Rua in 2011 to win the title.

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