Alexander Gustafsson failed to avenge his 2013 decision loss to Jon Jones after their UFC 232 rematch ended up in a TKO win in favour of the latter. The second-ranked light heavyweight fighter who failed to seize the vacant title is now apparently eyeing at another belt.
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In the wake of his tough loss to Jones, Gustafsson is reportedly trying to head north and test his mettle in the heavyweight division. At the post-fight presser, the light heavyweight fighter revealed:
“Yeah, of course. The heavyweight division is also an alternative. I’m here to fight, either if it’s at light heavy or heavy. I have to talk to my coaches and see what’s next.”
Despite losing to Jones anew, the Swedish mixed martial artist assures he is not yet calling it a career in combat sports. He says he will still be fighting until he no longer finds the experience fun.
“Let’s see what’s next. Like always, you do this for a reason, and it’s to compete with the best guys out there, and that’s what I’ll do. I will do it as long as I think it’s fun.”
“It meant everything to me [to beat Jones]. This is not football or tennis we’re practising – it’s pure fighting, and every fight is life-changing for you. It’s a big setback for me losing to Jon again, but at the end of the day, it’s a sport, and we do this because we love it.”
Watch the interview below:
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