UFC has inked new deals with former Light Heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson and upcoming Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov.
Gustafsson announced the deal on Instagram and also took a jab at the rumours about his retirement. Not only this, he also termed that it’s ‘the biggest deal’ of his career. You can see the announcement below.
“While others are talking about retirement, I just signed my new deal with the @ufc today. I am grateful, excited, and I will be fighting very soon! I need to thank my family, my team @wesportagency and @allstarsgymsweden . I would also like to give a special thank you to my fight management @neems01 and @majdishammas at Moments Sports Management for securing the biggest deal of my career. Soon to be the world champion!!!” he wrote on his Instagram page.
The 31-year-old is currently on a two-fight winning streak at the moment and boasts a professional record of 18-4 to his name. Gustafsson has been vocal about the Light Heavyweight division for quite some time now and is expected to be back in the cage soon now that a new deal is in place.
Zabit Magomedsharipov lands new deal
Elsewhere, Zabit Magomedsharipov, who impressed recently against Kyle Bochniak at UFC 223, also signed a new deal as per MMA Fighting. The Dagestani fighter earned a multi-fight deal and is currently on an 11-fight winning streak with the latest three wins coming in the UFC.
The 27-year-old also holds an impressive professional record of 15-1 to his name and made a string of new fans with his impressive outing at UFC 223.
After the fight, Zabit had called out Yair Rodriguez and even though it’s a fight that instantly got the fans excited, nothing has been confirmed as of now and the return date of Zabit still remains as a mystery.