Two-time UFC light heavyweight title contender, Alexander Gustafsson has not fought since a ‘Fight of the Night’ knockout of Glover Teixeira last May 28. Gustafsson has been angling a title fight against reigning 205-pound kingpin, Daniel Cormier for some time, the idea halted when Cormier signed on to fight UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. ‘The Mauler’ wasn’t happy with the idea then he shifts his sights on Luke Rockhold match.
Gustafsson was expected to face Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 227 on Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. But after Rockhold suffered a gnarly injury in training, those plans went out the window.
Now it’s a bit confusing who Gustafsson may face this year, but UFC dictator Dana white said during weigh-in scrum, he would like to see Yoel Romero move up at light heavyweight after missing weight at UFC 225 and interested in a showdown between “The Soldier of God” and Gustafsson likely to determine who gets the next shot at Daniel Cormier.
“I think he should move up to 205 pounds and fight the No. 1 contender to see who fights for the title,” White said
After hearing this news, Cormier chimes in and said this matchup is good via Twitter post:
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 10, 2018
Gustafsson responded back to DC, and express his interest in making this matchup and laid out other opponents as well:
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) June 14, 2018
“In response to @dc_mma most recent tweet about me, I will fight anyone that is meaningful including @yoelromeromma If he can be ready on time. Here is what I want if @lukerockhold won’t fight. I am prepared to rematch @shogunoficial or fight @volkan_oezdemir in Germany should someone not get his visa or get injured. Alternatively I will step in for @dc_mma or @stipemiocic should there be an injury for the HW Title. Either way @dc_mma defend your belt already or relinquish it by December 2018 and stop waisting everyone’s time. Oh and try not to miss weight as heavyweight!”
Does a showdown between Yoel Romero and Alexander Gustaffson interests you?