Former three-time mild heavyweight title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson has remained coy on a possible return to combined martial arts competitors as he returns to coaching following his beautiful opening spherical KO loss to Nikita Krylov again in July 2022, nevertheless, has didn’t slam the door on a UFC comeback.
Gustafsson, a former perennial contender on the mild heavyweight restrict, challenged for 205 pound gold on three separate events throughout his tenure with the promotion, failing to strike title spols on any of these events.
Sidelined since July 2022, the Swede most not too long ago dropped a primary spherical knockout loss to Ukraine contender, Krylov, which adopted consecutive losses to each former champion, Fabricio Werdum, and Anthony Smith.
Difficult for gold in opposition to present heavyweight champion, Jon Jones again in 2013 within the annum’s consensus Battle of the Yr, Gustafsson pushed the pound-for-pound ace the gap in a choice loss.
Then dropping a 2015 title battle cost in opposition to former two-weight champion, Daniel Cormier in a break up determination loss, Gustafsson was completed with extreme floor strikes in opposition to Jones in a vacant title rematch at UFC 232.