UFC fans certainly witnessed some crazy action in the cage over the weekend at UFC 162 and some more MMA drama could occur at the UFC 165 press conference Tuesday.
A UFC light-heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will headline UFC 165 in Toronto on Sept. 21 at the Air Canada Centre and both athletes will be in Toronto to discuss their upcoming fight.
Watch the UFC 165 press conference live on Sportsnet 360 starting at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT or streamed here on sportsnet.ca.
Since the UFC announced the matchup in May the two tall 205-pounders have gone back and forth on Twitter. And surprisingly it was the typically reserved Gustafsson that started the smack talk.
Fighting me is not good for your image @AlexTheMauler FYI
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 24, 2013
@JonnyBones if you think of what is good for your image, maybe you should continue to fight this 185ers??
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) May 24, 2013
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) May 25, 2013
The event will mark the third time Jones has headlined a card in Toronto. The 25-year-old champion submitted Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 in December 2011 and then Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 last September.
Jones (18-1) is coming off a first-round TKO win over Chael Sonnen in the UFC 159 headliner in April. The Ithaca, N.Y., native severely broke his left big toe during the win but had surgery to repair it.
Gustafsson (15-1) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Mauricio (Shogun) Rua in April 2012, but has not competed since then. The 26-year-old was scheduled to headline a card on April 6 against Gegard Mousasi, but he suffered a cut over his eye in training and was not medically cleared.
Tickets for UFC 165 go on sale to the general public Thursday.