Gustafsson: I expect a title shot offer soon


Jon Jones has dispatched of every contender in the UFC's light heavyweight division. So much so a potential super fight with Anderson Silva may be on the horizon. However, Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafson believes he deserves a title shot and thinks it may be coming soon:

"He wants to fight me, and I want to fight him," Gustafsson said. "[The UFC hasn't] offered me the fight yet. I'm just really hoping to get some answers soon.

"I'm really hoping for it, and I think I will get the fight. I think I will be offered a title fight very soon. Nothing is set or signed, though."

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MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

6/1/13 10:25 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Gustaffson vs MachidaGlover vs winner of Hendo/HashadMost impressive winner gets title shot

orcus site profile image  

6/1/13 9:40 PM by orcus

Why on earth would anyone prefer seeing Machida possibly get another shot over Gus? I thought we all were sick to fucking death of rematches? Did Machida get choked unconscious in the second round or not? Do people not constantly complain that Jones doesn't fight guys his own size or not?

Zarcsby site profile image  

6/1/13 8:36 PM by Zarcsby

Basically Gus may get a title shot because Lyoto couldn't TKO Dan Henderson...Nevermind the fact that Lyoto vs Hendo were the most obvious top two contenders at the time and Lyoto still is.Lyoto called for a fight against Gus to prevent this silliness from gaining momentum and Gus wants to skip Lyoto to go straight for the belt.Can't blame him though. Lyoto is a nightmare of a gatekeeper.When Machida isn't the champ, he has to be the least asked for opponent on the entire roster.Now Machida gets to sit in limbo until he fights every possible contender there is who coincidentally want nothing to do with him and pretend like he's off the radar.Machida's time is NOW. He's at the stage in his career where he has tremendous experience without losing his speed just yet. Unfortunately he needs to set the bar for trash talking if he wants to fight for the strap he once held. Cuz you know, being head and shoulders above anybody outside the top 5 and beating the number 1 contender isn't good enough in the current PPV model sadly.

Biggy site profile image  

6/1/13 8:36 PM by Biggy

it would just be better for them, experience wise, if Gus faced Glover. both would get a lot out of fighting one another win or lose and both need that. because as it stands I don't think either of them have a chance at jones and most people on this forum know this to be true.

wink91wink site profile image  

6/1/13 8:03 PM by wink91wink

I don't feel like watching another fight go down like Sonnen vs Jones. No reason not to make a fight so that the best contender is fighting the champion.

Poptarts site profile image  

6/1/13 4:53 PM by Poptarts

Gustafsson needs to fight a physically dominant grappler with a strong top game before he faces Jones, show us Jones can't exploit the same weakness Phil did. Get us really wondering if he can threaten the champ.Gustafsson should face either Cormier or Glover next, Phil rematch isn't a bad option either but the UFC LHW division is filled with old bums like Shogun so what does it even matter.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

6/1/13 4:50 PM by Pitbull3744

Agreed that's stupid.

SimonSu site profile image  

6/1/13 4:49 PM by SimonSu

He's on a six fight win streak in the UFC. It's a hell of a lot better than the ones Machida and Jones had leading up to their first title fights.   Machida Sam Hoger - Dec David Heath - Dec Kazuhiro Nakamura - Dec Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou - Sub Tito Ortiz - Dec Thiago Silva - KO   Jon Brandon Vera - TKO Vladimir Matyushenko - TKO Ryan Bader - Sub   Gustafsson Cyrille Diabaté - Sub James Te-Huna - Sub Matt Hamill - TKO Vladimir Matyushenko - TKO Thiago Silva - Dec Maurício Rua - Dec

DoomFarmer site profile image  

6/1/13 4:32 PM by DoomFarmer

Gus should earn his shot and he has not done that yet.Don't give a shit about the Vitor or Chael situations either.It's time to get the division on track and handing a shot to Gus after dropping out of a goddamn fight is laughable.

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6/1/13 4:09 PM by The Other Persian

Gustafson v. Glover is a bad idea. Both are fresh challengers for the title. Gus first and Glover next - after a top 5 win. Machida is a problem because a decision loss to him (a la henderson) should really be a draw because it derails you for a while.