The light heavyweight title bout at UFC 165 was truly an entertaining back and forth war. Both Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson ended up in the hospital after 25 minutes of action, but apparently it wasn't just 'The Mauler' who tried to knock out the champion that night.
On the clip above, Gustafsson's mom talks about how much she wanted to attack Jones after seeing him in the emergency room. Here's the full transcript of the translation:
We called Alex several times and was like "Where is he? He should be here by now." Suddently, we got a text saying we should come to the emergency room where both Alex and Jones were.
So we took a cab there and the first thing I saw when we got there was Jones - completely scarred and bruised, with his foot in bandages.
I was so pissed off! It was like I could've just gone over there and knock him out cold. But the others held me back and told me to calm down.
Finally we found Alex, he was in a hospital bed just pumping with adrenaline. He just laid there, shaking and shivering. He was all bloody because of that elbow he got in the face. Seeing that, I just completely broke down. I threw myself at him and said "What are you doing? Are you crazy? What has he done to you?"
You know, maternal instincts. And Alex was like "it's cool, mom. Take it easy."
When we left I took the same way back and I saw Jones again. And he looked at me and just nodded his head like this. And I was all black in my eyes. I was so mad I could've just as easily punched him then and there. You do everything to protect your child. It doesn't matter the opponent. You just defend you rkid, that's the instinct.
I didn't care about if they'd gone a match for the belt. It wasn't at all in my head at that point.
HT: MMA Fighting