Badou Jack Backing Close Friend Gustafsson Against Jon Jones

Two-division boxing champion Badou Jack will be supporting his fellow Swede, Alexander Gustafsson, in his UFC light heavyweight title fight tomorrow night against Jon Jones, and recently dined with his longtime friend while both were training in Las Vegas.
"Alexander, (Swedish UFC fighter) Ilir Latifi and I go back to the amateur days in Sweden," said Jack. "It was great seeing them again and I'm very proud of all they've accomplished in the MMA world. I wish Alexander all the best in his upcoming rematch and will be cheering for him to bring Sweden another world title home."

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In the clip from "UFC Embedded", Jack and Gustafsson talk about their friendship dating back to their amateur days in Sweden, as Gustafsson prepares for his title bout and Jack nears his showdown against Marcus Browne on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner pay-per-view January 19.
"Badou Jack and I go back a long time," said Gustafsson in the clip. "He's from Stockholm, Sweden where I'm from and he's doing his thing in boxing while I'm in MMA. Our paths have crossed and we sparred way back in the day. We're here to catch up and just hang out."
In addition to sharing Swedish heritage, Jack and Gustafsson both use the Lockhart and Leith team of nutritionists and chefs to cut weight for their respective fights, something that has helped both reach the elite level of combat sports.
"They have surrounded themselves with a great team, which is essential in this sport," said Jack. "Although it's an individual performance, the preparation is a team effort. It was great catching up over dinner and getting our teams together for some laughter and fun in the middle of our training camps.  Team Jack is 100% in their corners."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GorillaDog on 12-29-2018

Nobody wants to see men rolling around the floor like ****sexuals.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-28-2018

[QUOTE=jaguar007srb;19393207]Then why are you here ? Dumb**** rat[/QUOTE] I'm here because it's a boxing site. I didn't realize this article about Badou Jack was really going to be about MMGay.

Comment by jaguar007srb on 12-28-2018

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;19392787]I don't care about MMA. This is a boxing site. :dunno:[/QUOTE] Then why are you here ? Dumb**** rat

Comment by The3 on 12-28-2018

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Comment by jaded on 12-28-2018

I think given the 1 1/2 year layoff that Gustafsson will have the edge this time.

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