Alexander Gustafsson is on a mission to get back to a title fight after suffering two losses in a row for the first time in his professional career.
Gustafsson fell short in his two UFC light heavyweight title fights, losing to Jon Jones by unanimous decision at UFC 165 and by split decision to current champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 192. Many argue that Gustafsson could have won both bouts, but judges felt otherwise.
“Whether he was juicing or not when we fought it doesn’t matter,” Gustafsson said. “I believe I won that fight and if we meet again, I know I will beat him again.”
Jones faces a suspension of up to two years with his violation and Gus says that if proven to be a cheater, it will taint Jones’ legacy forever.
“Obviously, I think that if it’s proven that he has been cheating, he should definitely be suspended,” Gustafsson said. “The sad thing for me is that if he does have to sit out two years, then I’m not sure if he will ever be able to come back?
“Even if he does come back, he will never be able to erase the ‘cheater stamp’. Once you are caught, you can never wash that away.”
Gustafsson is set to take on Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night 93 on September 3 in Hamburg, Germany.
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