<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=443273" target="_blank"> Jones: I went 80% versus Gustafsson </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=443273" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=12&y=9&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=130922005508jonjonessingleimagecut.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em;">Without a doubt, Alexander </span>Gustafsson<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em;"> gave Jon Jones the toughest challenge in his title career, taking the champion to a five round decision. Reflecting on the bout, Jones believe the fight was only so close because he didn't give his full effort:</span></p>
"I went 80-percent," Jones said about the Gustafsson fight. "I'm not making any excuses, Gustafsson did a great job in the fight, but I know I had a lot more in me. I did some of the cardio tests that I normally do and my numbers weren't the same.
"Me knowing that, I still went into the fight thinking well since I can't perform excellent, maybe I'll still perform really, really high and still really, really good and maybe the fight will be a little bit closer if I just put half the effort in. I learned the lesson the hard way that you have to give full effort."
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