Sep 21, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Alexander Gustafsson (left) fights Jon Jones during their Light Heavyweight Championship bout at UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre. Jon Jones ultimately won the bout via unanimous decision after five rounds to retain his title. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Alexander Gustafsson explains his triangle tattoos


The UFC’s No. 1 light heavyweight contender is itching to get back into the Octagon to face off against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the most highly anticipated rematch of the year.

Alexander Gustafsson called out Jon Jones twice on Facebook and rallied his fans against the champion in order to pressure Jones into signing the rematch.

Although it took more time than expected, Jones signed the bout and the two men will square off for the title once again on September 27th.

Yesterday, Gustafsson took to Facebook in order to explain his triangle tattoos on his arm:

Ok, finally done with the updates on my tattoos. The Jon “Bones” Jones fight and the Jimi Manuwa are filled in.
In my eyes, I won the fight again Jon Jones, but not in the judges eyes, so I filled it just half colored.
The next tattoo I will do will be filled in fully when I get the belt, this time I will not leave it in the hand of the judges.

Each triangle signifies one of Gustafsson’s professional mixed martial arts bouts. If he won the fight, Gus would have the triangle filled in. If he lost the fight, the triangle would simply be an outline.

As you can see, Gustafsson has won 16 fights, and has only lost two in his illustrious career thus far. For the Jones bout, Gustafsson only filled the triangle half way because in his mind he won the fight, but the judges gave the nod to the champion.

Gustafsson will hope to fill in another triangle, and more importantly, bring home the light heavyweight title to Sweden come September. If the rematch is anything like their first fight, fans will likely be treated to one of the best fights of the year.

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