Alexander Gustafsson positioned himself for a possible UFC light heavyweight title fight by defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua late last year.
Now, as the top of the division sorts itself out, Gustafsson is hoping to bring gold back home.
“My main goal is to bring the belt (to Europe),” said Gustafsson, during a recent interview with Tatame. “We have no belt. It would be amazing and probably the greatest achievement for Swedish and European MMA.”
Of course, Gustafsson (15-1) could have to try and jump ahead of Michael Bisping, who is on the cusp of claiming a shot at the UFC middleweight title.
Gustafsson has earned six consecutive wins since a loss to Phil Davis. Of his 15 victories, 11 have been stoppage triumphs. The Swede is expected to compete again despite being proclaimed the No. 1 contender to the belt.