Alexander Gustafsson was on cloud nine when he got wind that he would be fighting UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at UFC 178, but now is very disappointed that he is not only out of that fight, but has a knee injury to go with it.
“I’m disappointed I can’t fight, but this is not the end, it’s just the beginning,” said Gustafsson. “I’m going to come back much stronger.”
“I was sparring and I felt my knee pop twice, but it didn’t hurt, it just felt strange. I finished training and came home and then I woke up the next morning and I could barely walk on my right leg. Then I felt the knee right away.”
Daniel Cormier (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now challenge UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones for the belt at the Sept. 27 event in Vegas.