UFC’s Light-heavyweight Contender Alexander Gustafsson Opens Up About His UFC Career: “I Am Not Done!”
Swedish UFC fighter Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson is not ready to leave the sport yet!
The Swedish MMA pioneer has not competed since July 2020 when he lost to former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum. It was Gustafsson’s heavyweight debut and return after over a year away from the Octagon. “The Mauler” had previously retired after a tough loss to Anthony Smith.
In September 2020, Gustafsson was booked to return to the Octagon when he was booked in against Paul Craig. Unfortunately, the match was canceled after the UFC Swede injured himself. Despite three straight losses and injuries, however, Gustafsson says that he is motivated and ready to get back on the horse!
“We’ll see what happens,” Gustafsson told ESPN. We talk a lot with the UFC. I want to fight. I want to fight early this year, and basically take it from there. I want to take revenge for the Werdum fight. I feel like I did not really get into that fight… I feel like I need to do things, take one fight at a time. I want to compete early this year to just get in there and have fun. Take one win at a time.