UFC FN 109: Alexander Gustafsson on Why His “Fails” and “Success go Hand-in-Hand”
By FCF Staff
Although Alexander Gustafsson has come up just short, two different times, in his attempt to win the UFC’s 205 crown, “The Mauler” says he doesn’t reflect much on the past.
Gustafsson will take on Glover Teixeira later today at UFC Fight Night 109, and if he wins, he’ll take a big step forward in securing another title shot. The Swedish star pushed Jon Jones to his limits back in 2013, but failed to end the reign of the renowned fighter. Then, in 2015, Gustafsson lost to current champ Daniel Cormier via split decision.
In advance of his fight today, Gustafsson had this to say, while discussing his setbacks and victories (quote via UFC.com):
“I don’t look back too much,” said Gustafsson. “I think everything has a reason and I believe that that’s how you develop as a person.
“I feel like all the losses and fails and my successes go hand-in-hand and you just have to grow from everything and take it what it is and that’s what I’ve been doing – take it what it is and make the best of it from now on.”
In Gustafsson’s last bout, in September, 2016, he earned a unanimous decision win over Jan Blachowicz.
UFC FN 109 will take place in Gustafsson’s home city of Stockholm, Sweden.