Champion Jon Jones has told UFC Tonight that he wants to return to action in October against Swede Alexander Gustafsson. The news comes just a day after The Mauler Tweeted to the light heavyweight belt holder that he wanted a date for the matchup. There has been a question as to when Jones would be healthy enough to step back into the Octagon after severely injuring his toe during his last title defense against Chael Sonnen.
The two fighters have been exchanging Twitter messages, and have mead it clear that the two fighters want to see who would be victorious in the matchup of two similar body types. If the bout would be pushed to October, it would be 11 months between fights for Gustafsson who last fought in December against former UFC champion Mauricio Rua.
As reported on @ufctonight, Jon Jones wants to return to action in October against A. Gustafsson. This summer was just too soon for the toe.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 12, 2013