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Alexander Gustafsson is planning a UFC return in 2022: “I wanna make up for the Werdum fight”

Former UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson has confirmed he wants to return to the Octagon in 2022.

Once upon a time Alexander Gustafsson was viewed as one of the greatest fighters to never capture a UFC title. Now, though, after losing three on the bounce, some are wondering whether or not he was overrated by pundits as a result of his first performance against Jon Jones – the same outing that earned him a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame.

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After his loss to Fabricio Werdum in July 2020, the masses began questioning whether or not “The Mauler” would ever compete professionally again. In an interview with ESPN, the 34-year-old appears to have answered that question.

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“Let’s see what is going on. We’re talking to the UFC a lot. I wanna fight. I wanna fight early this year, and basically take it from there,” Gustafsson said. “I wanna make up for the Werdum fight. I feel like I didn’t really get into that fight… I feel like I need to do stuff, take a fight, and take one fight at a time. I wanna fight early this year to just get in there and have fun. Take one win at a time.”

“I’m probably in the middle, in the between somewhere. I’m very happy about my career. But I feel like I’m not done yet, you know? I’m still writing the book. I have to keep going in there and doing my thing,” Gustafsson explained. “That’s what I miss doing… I really miss getting back to the Octagon and fight. That’s what I’m gonna do, basically; go back and do my thing.”

Quotes via MMA News

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