Yesterday it was announced that number one UFC light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson was forced to pull out of his Sep. 27 championship rematch with Jon Jones because of a knee injury. Today, Gustafsson told Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com that he tore a meniscus joint in his knee, will undergo surgery to repair it and then hopes to heal within five to six weeks after that.
“I’m disappointed I can’t fight, but this is not the end, it’s just the beginning,” he said. “I’m going to come back much stronger.
Gustafsson added that the injury is "not a big deal at all," before also giving his prediction for who will win between Jones and his replacement, Daniel Cormier. “Both are great athletes and it’s going to be a tough fight for sure," the Swede said.
"But Jones has his height and reach advantage over DC, so I think that will be the key thing in this fight. I think Jones by decision.”
Who are you picking between Jones and Cormier? And, who would you rather see Gustafsson fight when he returns?
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