Have no fear Sweden, your prized UFC light heavyweight will return to the Octagon very soon.
When Alexander Gustafsson returns, and who he fights, however, remains an unknown.
During a media conference call on Monday, UFC president Dana White informed the masses that Brandon Vera and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s match this Saturday night at UFC on FOX 4 will be to become the No. 1 contender.
Many believed that Gustafsson, coming off a minor injury and a victory over Thiago Silva, could be the fighter waiting in the wings to challenge UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
“He is ready for a big fight,” White said. “We will get him lined up with one of the top guys and find out where he fits in.”
Since a 2010 loss to Phil Davis via submission, Gustafsson has won four consecutive bouts. He scored a decision victory over Silva in his native country earlier this year to improve to 14-1.