The eighth ranked Mild Heavyweight fighter Alexander Gustafsson introduced his comeback to the game after a yr’s hiatus. Nonetheless, he revealed that he can be shifting up a division to compete at Heavyweight. Forward of his bow towards former Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum, ‘The Mauler’ opened up on the division change in addition to his brief time period plans.
Alexander Gustafsson seeking to take it one combat at a time
In a chat with MMA Viking, the Swedish fighter stated, “I’m taking one combat at a time. I’m preventing Fabricio now in heavyweight, however that doesn’t imply I’m going to remain in heavyweight. We’re taking it one combat at a time and see what’s the following transfer.”
When questioned in regards to the transfer to Heavyweight, ‘The Mauler’ reasoned that he did so to keep away from large weight cuts.
“We dropped a few names in heavyweight as a result of I considered it and it seems like that’s the very best resolution for me now. As a result of I’m fairly huge at mild heavyweight, and I at all times have to chop perhaps 15, 17 kilos each combat so I simply needed to problem myself a little bit bit and yeah, simply to problem me and see how all this can be and I’m actually trying ahead to it.”
Moreover, Gustafsson echoed his earlier sentiments about being in a position to eat as he needs within the buildup to a combat. As he indicated, a Heavyweight transfer is not going to see him confined to the division, ‘The Mauler’ stated, “I’m nonetheless retaining my expertise as a light-weight heavyweight, however I’m simply feeling stronger.”
Gustafsson misplaced his final 2 fights at Mild Heavyweight. These got here towards top-ranked pound for pound fighter Jon Jones for the vacant Mild Heavyweight Championship, and Anthony Smith. The latter came about in ‘The Mauler’s dwelling nation, following which he referred to as time on his profession after tapping out.
In Fabricio Werdum, he faces a fighter, who like him, is but to style victory since 2017. ‘Vai Cavalo’ is on a 2 combat dropping streak. He went right down to Aleksei Oleinik by way of cut up resolution in his comeback at UFC 249. It must be an attention-grabbing problem for each fighters who will step into the Octagon on the seaside seeking to show some extent.
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