A fighter’s career highs are almost always marked by major wins or achievements, but in the case of UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson, that may not be the case. His resume of wins is impressive, but two of his most notable losses might be his two best performances.
The first was an attempt to take the title from then-champion Jon Jones at UFC 165 in September of 2013. The Swede pushed Jones to the brink, but came up on the wrong end of a unanimous decision. Still, his ability to hurt and stifle Jones in the way he did was and remains unprecedented.
Gustafsson looked unable to stand up to the power of Anthony Johnson, but in his most recent bout against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 192 this month, ‘The Mauler’ once again showed even in defeat, he can raise his stock.
“I’m feeling good,” Gustafsson told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’ve been healing up quite good. It was a good fight and we both just went in and went all in. There’s not much more to say about it.”
But there is, in fact. Gustafsson lost a ….View original article
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