LOS ANGELES – Sept. 20, 2013 – On tonight’s INSIDE MMA, hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss tomorrow night’s highly anticipated UFC bout between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. Jones is psyched to reach out and seize the moment, while Gustafsson admits that he’s clearly the underdog but ready for the challenge ahead.
Jon Jones Excerpt on Breaking Tito Ortiz’s Record of Five Straight Titles Defended:
“It would mean the world to me. To really step out and become one of the best to ever do something. It’s everything. Not too many opportunities in life come around where you can do something like this and it’s really within arms reach and I can’t wait to reach out and seize what I’ve earned.
In my mind I feel as if I’m already the greatest LHW in history.”
Alexander Gustafsson talking to Inside MMA’s Ron Kruck about his UFC 165 bout with Jones:
“I perform best as an underdog. I’ve unturned every stone I can in my camp. No shortcuts. I’m winning this fight. No pressure on, just have fun.”
Also on tonight’s INSIDE MMA, hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, tackled the controversies swirling about Ben “The Hooligan” Brinsa and Elvis “The King” Mutapcic. In a frank interview, Brinsa addresses how he’s been labeled as a ‘neo-Nazi,’ a fact untrue, he says, and Mutapcic defends his reputation as a clean fighter.
Ben Brinsa on his reputation:
“The pictures that are out there on the Internet, they are not from any right-wing demonstrations. They show me as a 16-year-old kid before a football match… I just want to say again I have absolutely zero political, racist, xenophobic, or neo-Nazi ideas.”
Elvis Mutapcic seeks to clear his name:
“They said I took the pills on national television. I think it’s ruined my reputation and I want payback. I’m a clean fighter. I worked my ass off to be where I’m at. Not only did I not get a chance to get my winning bonus, and get my sponsor money, but it also tarnishes my name… I want justice for that.”
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