It’s in the ravishing and symmetrical feature producing Swedish genes to be neutral during wartime. We’ve seen this time and time again over history. That’s why Alexander Gustaffson was such a fascinating example of MMA ferocity in finishing all fourteen of his victories without having to ever acknowledge the judges and their wicked opinions. But then a ring rusted Thiago Silva met the Swede in his home country and all of a sudden the once ‘Great, White Jon Jones’ turned into a slightly more lethal Carlos Condit with a belt within his grasp. What happened? Gustaffson was close to finishing Silva in the opening moments then it seemed to slip away from him.
Props to Gustaffson though, aside from a few stiff shots he was never in much trouble with Thiago (who wore sunglasses indoors BTW) stalking him around the cage. And he gave Silva a neat hematoma towards the end there too, so that was cool, but the only question that remains is: who does he fight next? I wouldn’t mind seeing Gustaffson Vs. Gegard Mousasi. How can we make that happen? Does Strikeforce even have a LHW division anymore?