When news surfaced recently that Alexander Gustafsson had apparently decided to split from Alliance MMA, it probably caught people by surprise, due to the tremendous success “The Mauler’s” had since he started training at the Cali gym (see UFC 165…) Well, it looks as though the rising star’s day training at the renowned gym might not be finished after all.
Initially it was reported by a Swedish outlet that Gustafsson has decided to remain in Sweden for future camps, due to the money and time it costs to head to the U.S.. The report also attributed comments to Gustafsson, which relayed he also wouldn’t be training with Phil Davis in the future, since the two could be tapped to fight.
Well, in an upcoming report from the Swedish publication Kimura.se, Gustafsson’s head coach Andreas Michael claims the fighter’s comments were taken out of context. Here is part of what the story had to say via Google translation:
All these rumors denied, however, by Alex’s head coach Andreas Michael , who in an exclusive interview with Kimura.se says that the media only has Alex comments and interpreted it wrong in order to “sell” the news. Andreas says that the partnership between the Alliance and Alex / Allstar Fitness that it will continue cooperation for a long time to come. Thoughts on finishing the fine relationship that the two clubs have between them does not exist and has never existed.
Michael also added that Gustafsson and Davis have agreed to fight, only if a championship is on the line or if it’s too lucrative to pass on. So, we’ll likely see in the coming months what Gustafsson’s plans are for his future camps. Perhaps he’ll still spend time training at Alliance MMA, but not as much as previously.
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