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Alexander Gustafsson: Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta have ‘big plans’ for my UFC career

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender, Alexander Gustafsson, has come up short in two separate chances to capture the 205-pound crown. After dropping a close decision to Jon Jones at UFC 165, “The Mauler” was outpointed by Daniel Cormier at UFC 192.

And here I thought there was no place to go but down.

According to Gustafsson, promotion president Dana White — along with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta — told the towering Swede they have “big plans” for his combat sports career. Maybe that means a Jon Jones rematch so that Ryan Bader can get his title shot in early 2016?

From Allehanda (via Bloody Elbow):

“I do not want to be a journeyman. I do not want to be a fighter that people should beat to get a title fight. I do not want to be in fights where people see me as an obstacle on the road. I want to be the man challenging. I’m not satisfied with being ranked second and third. I appreciate what people say to me and that they give me credit. But for me personally, it’s not enough. I want to go all the ….View original article