Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Jun 5, 2015 12:33 am

Bader Camp Calls Gustafsson vs. Cormier Booking A ”Learning Experience”

Ryan Bader (19-4 MMA) was booked to fight Daniel Cormier in the headlining bout of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans. However, fate intervened and “DC” was called up to fight for the UFC’s vacant light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson at May’s UFC 187 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, a...

Nov 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Johnson on suspension being lifted: “I couldn’t do anything but cry”

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson found himself suspended indefinitely by the UFC after domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. Recently however, the UFC’s investigation turned up that Johnson was innocent, which he maintained throughout the entire process, and ‘Rumble’ was reinstated. Not only that, he was quickly signed to fight Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 9:09 am

Watch ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ special broadcast at 2 p.m. PT LIVE on

Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) where they will reveal their entire 2015 schedule, and make a special announcement. On hand for the event will be several superstar fighters, who will all be fighting in early 2015, including: Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, who will...

Nov 13, 2014 1:13 pm

Gustafsson on not fighting Jones, matchup with Anthony Johnson

Alexander Gustafsson joins UFC Tonight to discuss missing out on his rematch with Jon Jones and his upcoming bout with Anthony Johnson. Alexander Gustafsson to Cormier on tips on how to beat Jon Jones: “Be fast and work on your footwork. It’ll be a great fight. I can’t wait to see it. I want to...

Oct 20, 2014 8:10 pm

Cormier Dissses Gustafsson: “I Don’t Feel Bad For Him At All”

After Alexander Gustafsson pulled out of his light heavyweight title rematch with Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier stepped in to fight Jones at UFC 178. The pair met at the UFC’s Ultimate Media day and brawled during their now infamous staredown. Shortly after the brawl, Jones tore his meniscus and was forced out of the bout,...

Oct 20, 2014 9:37 am

Gustafsson vs. Evans Targeted For January Main Event In Sweden

The UFC has been rumored to be targeting a bout between Alexander Gustafsson for some time now, but with Evans still being sidelined until 2015, nothing has materialized. Evans is currently recovering from a torn ACL, and hasn’t been in the Octagon since finishing Chael Sonnen in the first round of their bout almost exactly...

Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Alex Gustafsson’s First Professional MMA Fight

It might not be Thursday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do a throwback! Take a look back to Finland, in 2007, where Alexander Gustafsson fought his first pro MMA fight against Saku Heikola, and won!

Oct 6, 2014 5:04 am

Alexander Gustafsson Speaks Out Against Negative Fans

This past Saturday the UFC visited Sweden for UFC Fight Night Stockholm, where the Swedes went 0-4 for the night. Alexander Gustafsson took to Facebook to express his dissatisfaction with the fans for their lack of support following a tough night for their native fighters. Gustafsson posted the following message on his Facebook. “Thank you...

Oct 3, 2014 10:38 am

Gustafsson Interested In Fight With Rashad Evans

Alexander Gustasson was supposed to be fighting Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 13, however Johnson was indefinitely suspended recently (Read about it HERE), leaving ‘The Mauler’ without an opponent. Following UFC 178 this past weekend, Rashad Evans expressed his desire to fight the former title challenger, Gustafsson. “When I left, I was at the...

Oct 1, 2014 11:26 am

Evans Asks UFC Boss To Give Him Gustafsson Fight

“I’ve been very impressed with how his development has gone,” Evans said on FOX Sports 1’s post-UFC 178 show. “I would definitely like to fight him when I return. Definitely. When I left, I was at the top and Alexander Gustafsson has been getting better with every single fight. Dana (White), set it up.” With...

Sep 29, 2014 9:33 am

Stories From Stockholm: Swedish Giants

This Saturday the UFC hits Stockholm Sweden for UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Sweden is quickly becoming a hotspot for MMA talent, including Alexander Gustafsson, Ilir Latifi, Tor Troeng and more. Check out the mini-documentary from the UFC.

Sep 26, 2014 8:14 am

Anthony Johnson’s Ex-Girlfriend Not Pursuing Charges

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson had his title run stopped last week by his ex-girlfriend who claimed that Johnson had allegedly attacked her at her place of work back in March. Following her allegations, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely. MMAJunkie has learned that Johnson’s ex-girlfriend will not be pursuing charges. In a...

Sep 15, 2014 11:28 am

Gustafsson Wants Fight With Anthony Johnson In January

Fight fans may get the chance to see the highly anticipated light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Rumble Johnson sooner rather than later. After initially stating that he had no desire to fight Anthony Johnson, and that he would rather wait for a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Daniel...

Sep 9, 2014 7:52 pm

“Rumble”: ‘Hey Gustafsson, You’re Not The Head Honcho!’

“I just wanted a yes or a no to the fight. With him not responding, it just pretty much pissed me off. “Gus gave Jon (Jones) a run for his money, the toughest fight Jon has ever had. Everybody either has a fight lined up or they’re injured, and the only people in the top-five...

Sep 9, 2014 2:07 pm

Rogan Thinks You Might Like Jon Jones More if He Was White

  “I don’t know why Jon is not more loved or popular than he is. I don’t understand it. In my opinion, I will never miss a Jon Jones fucking pay-per-view. I’ve heard people say, ‘Oh, he’s cocky. He’s this and [that].’ I wonder what the fuck is going on with that and I’m going...

Sep 5, 2014 5:31 am

Gustafsson Responds To “Rumble”: ‘Time to show you what the Battlefield feels like’

Post by Anthony Johnson. The UFC’s light-heavyweight title picture just got a little more intense with news that Alexander Gustafsson has accepted the multiple callouts from Blackzilian wrecking machine, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Gustafsson posted to his social media: “Anthony Johnson, there is no one hiding from anyone here. We are both professional fighters and fighting...

Sep 3, 2014 11:55 am

Gustafsson Unimpressed With “Rumbles” Resume, Will Not Fight Him

Title shot or nothing! Top UFC light-heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson is making sure he holds on to his #1 slot, and he doesn’t care how long it takes. The Swede tells “If it is so that they guarantee me a title match in Sweden … I can wait three years.Then it does not matter…...

Aug 30, 2014 12:47 pm

Gustafsson: ‘I’ve Been Promised The Winner Of Jones vs. D.C.’

Top UFC light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has broken his silence about his title shot predicament, and promises fans he will return to fighting whenver the UFC wants. Check it: (Via Facebook) “Me and my team had a great call with the big boss Mr. Lorenzo Fertitta. I got a guarantee that I will face the...

Aug 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Calls Out Gustafsson

The fast rising Blazkzilian, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (pictured) is ready to take things to the next-level. After revitalizing his career as a light-heavyweight, and brutally dispatching two top 10 205’ers, Johnson has been continually calling out Alexander Gustafsson, the UFC’s rightful number 1 contender. Here’s the latest: @AlexTheMauler I respect you as a fighter but...

Aug 28, 2014 9:02 am

PHOTO | UFC 178 Official Poster

With the recent cancellation of Jones vs. Cormier, UFC officials have put together a solid replacement main event in the form of a Flyweight title fight. Here’s the new event poster:

Aug 20, 2014 1:57 pm

“Rumble” : ‘I’ll move up to heavyweight, K.O. Overeem, and do it all with a smile’

Top UFC light-heavyweight, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson continued his war of words against, his former Blackzilian teammate, Alistair Overeem. Since his departure from the team, Alistair Overeem has been at the wrong end of many of Johnson’s statements, which often end in some type of physical threat to “The Reem”. Here’s the latest: (via Fighters Only)...

Aug 19, 2014 8:09 am

Anthony Rumble Johnson Wants Bader, Then Gustafsson

Anthony Johnson is on a crash course with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones if everything continues on the path it’s going. After defeating Phil Davis earlier in summer, Rumble continued his tear of the 205 pound division by knocking out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in July. He spoke with MMAJunkie about his hope for fighting Ryan...

Aug 15, 2014 4:18 pm

Johnson Ready And Willing To “Rumble” With Gustafsson

“I’m down to fight whoever. If they want to give me Alex, that’s fine. We’re all going to have to fight eventually, one day. It’s bound to happen, so why not?… I’ll hate (traveling to Sweden) it, but alright, I guess I’m going to Sweden to whip some ass.” “I’ll fight ‘em all,” he later...

Aug 15, 2014 3:06 pm

White: ‘Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson Makes Sense’

  Alexander Gustafsson’s plans, are to sit on the side-lines, and wait for a title shot. But he’s going to be out for a very long time and that’s not what the UFC is looking for. Instead, during a recent report on UFC.COM, UFC President Dana White said he’s wants to put together a bout...

Aug 15, 2014 10:00 am

White Not Interested In Having Gustafsson Wait

The very moment that it was announced that Jon Jones was withdrawing from UFC 178 due to an injury, Alexander Gustafsson jumped in, telling the world that he was here and ready to take his rightful place against Jones in January. “I just heard the news that Jones is injured and the fight is rescheduled...

Aug 14, 2014 8:27 pm

Back From Vacation And Ready For Business, Dana White Talks The Jones vs. DC Brawl

  “As soon as Jones went up and their bodies touched, I would have separated them,” White said. “Sometimes you’ll see me put a hand in, or sometimes you’ll see me do something else. I would have separated them. It was the head butt, Jones headbutted Cormier – that’s what upset [Daniel] and made him...

Aug 14, 2014 10:46 am

Gustafsson Sitting Out For Title Shot

Alexander Gustafsson fans are going to have to wait a very long time to see the Swedish based fighter return to the cage. And that’s his own doing. He doesn’t want to fight anyone, but Jon Jones. The original plan was to rematch Jon Jones in next month’s UFC 178 main event. That got botched...