Alliance coach wants \Gustafsson vs. Lil Nogueira and Phil Davis vs. Gegard Mousasi
Alliance coach wants Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Phil Davis vs. Gegard Mousasi
Hey Joe Silva, go ahead and take five, Eric Del Fierro has that whole matchmaking thing under control.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is hoping to coordinate a future fight with Alexander Gustafsson, one that would have "The Mauler" competing (in Sweden) around the same time as the promotion's Super Bowl Weekend fight card, with the intention of keeping pace with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
That way he can set up their highly-anticipated rematch for summer 2014.
That's assuming both competitors are successful their next time out. While "Bones" is trying to break Glover Teixeira, Gustafsson (15-2) is still without a date to the big dance. But in a perfect world, according to his Alliance MMA coach, he would be facing one of two top-10 contenders when the time comes to lace 'em up.
From UFC Tonight:
"I talked to their coach Eric Del Fierro and he said in a perfect world he'd like Phil Davis to fight Gegard Mousasi next. For Alexander Gustafsson, he joked he'd like to fight Jon Jones again. Gustafsson would like to fight Ryan Bader or Antonio Rogerio Nogueira next."