Gustafsson: I Nearly Quit MMA After Loss to Johnson

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“It has definitely been my most difficult period in life so far. I was completely serious about quitting MMA. I don’t care really about the title, it was that it happened in front of my home crowd. My cousins ??were in place. It just took it too hard. I didn’t have the will to continue. I was really close to quitting. But I have received so much love from fans, loved ones and my team. I had to bite the sour apple and now I have a new fight that made me very motivated. If I had not wanted to do this anymore, I would have stopped. But I want to continue. There is no doubt about it. No one is forcing me. I’m not doing this for money, but to be the best in the world.”

Alexander Gustafsson just suffered a brutal loss at the hands of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson on January 24, 2015. Gustafsson sat down with Sarp Yesil at Expressen and expressed that the loss almost drove him to retirement.


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