At UFC Fight Night 153, former three-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson suffered his second consecutive loss inside the Octagon as he got submitted by Anthony Smith at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
After the loss, he announced that he was retiring from the world of Mixed Martial Arts, but now it looks like his retirement is short-lived, as the Mauler is contemplating returning to the Octagon citing that he might have walked off from Mixed Martial Arts a little too early.
In an interview with MMA Viking, Gustafsson claimed that he wanted to fight Luke Rockhold now that the former middleweight champion has moved up in weight class. However, Gustafsson made it clear on Twitter today that, he didn’t call out Luke Rockhold, but actually acknowledged that it would be a good fight in near future.
😂😂😂 just to be clear I have not challenged Luke come on lol I said “if I come back some day that would be a potentially a good fight” so u all now
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) September 4, 2019
“just to be clear I have not challenged Luke come on lol I said “if I come back some day that would be a potentially a good fight” so u all now” Gustafsson tweeted.
Luke Rockhold, who recently moved up to 205lbs and got knocked out by Jan Blachowicz in the second round in his light heavyweight debut.
Do you guys think Gustafsson retired too early and should he fight against Luke Rockhold?