Educate me, why not Gustafsson?

 Serious question, is it a  rating thing?

Is he too unknown? unprepared? didn't want it? already booked? too pale?



Thanks

Prob cause he's not to known. Not to mention he's booked for a December card an prob hasn't started training. Phone Post

needs the bisbing treatment first

Plus they prob need a HUGE name to put this fight together. Machida, Sonnen, Shogun an Belfort are the names they asked to fight an ALL those names are HUGE names compared to GUS. Phone Post

 Yea but he's definitely the most deserving LHW other than those who turned it down, no? 



If he wants it, that is

percycanfight - 

Prob cause he's not to known. Not to mention he's booked for a December card an prob hasn't started training. Phone Post


As good as answer as any, really.

Still recovering from injury I suppose Phone Post

He's still recovering from an injury. Phone Post

 Didn't know about the injury. 

gusttaffson aint proven enough to be in their with a guy like jonny bones jones at this stage. he aint really done nothin amazin yet in terms of wins but his got promise no doubt. jones is better than him in every way at this point and would beat him very fast any way he wanted. maybe they should send him to strikeforce v lawal or some shit tho to keep him fresh cause his got a future no doubt but not ready yet for a guy like jones no way.

dudefromisrael -  Yea but he's definitely the most deserving LHW other than those who turned it down, no? 



If he wants it, that is

How? Phil Davis choked him out. But Phil Davis doesnt excite many people and a fight with him would bore people too. Oh and ZUFFA seems to love Vitor and have been building him back up with a couple mismatches, so it's natural they wanted to put him in a big fight. I think Vitor/Jones will be entertaining, say what you will about Vitor but a win over him is an achievement no matter what part of his career. People seem to have this assumption that Vitor will just fold, but he's been stopped once with that crazy kick. Before that it was the Overeem guillotine forever ago. It's not crazy to think Vitor can win rounds on the feet with JOnes too.

Any Jon Jones fight is a big deal, there is a LOT of money riding on the events being a success. With GSP perpetually injured, the post-Penn LW champs having zero draw, Overeem sidelined, and Lesnar out of the sport, they need their Jones events to fucking COUNT, and so they need to have the time to advertise the events. If they shoehorned in Gustafsson against Jones, they would "waste" a talent in Gustafsson (probably would lose, damaging his record and future draw), and no chance to advertise properly.