Alexander Gustafsson isn’t opposed to a clash against Yoel Romero.
Romero is coming off a close split decision loss to Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC 225. The bout took place inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Romero competed in a non-title bout as he missed weight prior to the contest. “The Solider of God” and his team plan to sue the Illinois Athletic Commission for only allowing him one of the two promised hours to cut weight.
Gustafsson hasn’t fought since May 2017. Gustafsson underwent shoulder surgery last year. The inactivity hasn’t stopped “The Mauler” from blasting Daniel Cormier for “ducking” him in favor of a bout with Stipe Miocic. Gustafsson targeted a summer clash with Luke Rockhold, but Rockhold’s leg looks gnarly due to surgery and that bout isn’t likely to happen anytime soon.
With Rockhold unavailable, Gustafsson seems to be turning his attention to another middleweight. “The Mauler” took a jab at Romero’s weight cutting issues:
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) June 14, 2018
Gustafsson took to Instagram to further rip Romero’s issues with weight cutting:
In response to @dc_mma most recent tweet about me, I will fight anyone that is meaningful including @yoelromeromma If he can be ready on time. Here is what I want if @lukerockhold won’t fight. I am prepared to rematch @shogunoficial or fight @volkan_oezdemir in Germany should someone not get his visa or get injured. Alternatively I will step in for @dc_mma or @stipemiocic should there be an injury for the HW Title. Either way @dc_mma defend your belt already or relinquish it by December 2018 and stop waisting everyone’s time. Oh and try not to miss weight as heavyweight!
Cormier, the reigning light heavyweight champion, will challenge Miocic for the heavyweight title on July 7 in the main event of UFC 226. This means Gustafsson will likely have to take another fight as he’s already been inactive for over a year.
Do you think Alexander Gustafsson vs. Yoel Romero is an intriguing match-up?