Alexander Gustafsson said he’s received assurance from the UFC that he’ll fight the winner of January’s UFC 182 headliner between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier.
In fact, he said, it could come in his native Sweden, possibly as a major stadium show.
Gustafsson (16-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), who was supposed to rematch Jones (20-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) earlier this year before his knee injury opened the door for Cormier (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), today posted the update on Facebook.Alexander Gustafsson
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Here is an update guys:
Me and my team had a great call with the big boss Mr. Lorenzo Fertitta. I got a guarantee that I will face the winner of Jones or Cormier for a title shot and that it could happen in here in Sweden. So I would like to ask my fans here in Sweden to come and show your support in Globen 4th of October for my team-mates, Ilir Latifi, Niklas Bäckström, Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad, Tor Troéng and the remaining fighters and show to the UFC that we can make some proper noise. We need to show UFC that we really can fill up an arena for 60,000 people for the title fight and what kind of atmosphere they can expect when we break the record of the biggest audience ever for any sports event in Sweden.
That is what I want, I want Jones or DC, the winner to come here and fight me, I deserve that! With that said, meanwhile, if the UFC wants, I am ready to fight any other opponent they put in front of me.