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Alexander Gustafsson Calls Cut In Sweden A “Circus”

Alexander Gustafsson reflected on his experience in his native country as nothing more than a circus.

Gustafsson was forced out of a planned bout with Gegard Mousasi earlier this year after suffering what the athletic commission viewed as a “deep cut.”

Now, “The Mauler” is preparing for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson in September. The two appeared at a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday.

“Was a circus that week; the worst experience of my life,” Gustafsson said. “I have left it behind and my dream fight is coming up; it’s all good.”

Gustafsson will be trying to do what Chris Weidman recently did and knock off a champion that is now considered the top fighter in the world.

“That gives me a spark, motivation,” he said. “Everyone, we are all human beings here and everyone can lose.”