Top Light Heavyweight Contender Alexander Gustafsson is apparently ready to replace UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier or even the UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 in case of either of them pulling out due to injury.
Gustafsson has not fought since his victory over fellow contender Glover Teixeira in Stockholm, Sweden and has been had a few arguments with Cormier over social media about him ‘ducking’ Gustafsson. Gustafsson has had his problems with injuries and is on a 2 fight win streak after losing a razor close decision to Daniel Cormier back at UFC 192.
Gustafsson has said that he would be at the event ready to replace both the championship contenders at heavyweight and could do that on the same day itself. It was earlier reported that Alexander Volkov, the rising contender in the UFC Heavyweight division was contacted by the UFC as the official back up for the super fight.