Alexander Gustafsson was set to fight Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 227, but both men would suffer injuries and pull out of the event.
Oezdemir would be pulled due to a broken nose, while Gustafsson was pulled due to a ‘minor injury’ which would stop any chance of a replacement fight being made for UFC 227.
“It’s just a minor injury,” he said. “It’s nothing to talk about really. It’s just a [expletive] thing, and it gets on my nerves. But it is was it is. I’m here now, and I’ll do everything in my power to bounce back, and I will in a couple of weeks.”
Gustafsson is back training and is eyeing a fight on the UFC 229 card main evented by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
“I had some problems before my fight. I got injured, but I am here and training,” Gustafsson told MMA Viking at Stockholm’s AllStars Training Center, per BJPenn.com’s Tom Taylor. “S**t happens. I have been having issues with my back thigh, but I feel good.
“I’m looking forward to my next fight,” he continued. “I’ll fight anyone. “Hopefully the 6th of October. I am ready.”
While the full main card was set, Gustafsson is looking to return for his first fight since a stoppage win over Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 in May 2017, and is hoping to get his rematch against UFC heavyweight/light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Quotes Via: BJPenn