The UFC will be hosting it’s final card of July from Fight Island this Saturday night. One of the fights that’s got people talking is the heavyweight clash between Alexander Gustafsson (18-6) and Fabricio Werdum (23-9-1).
Ahead of Saturday night, the former training partners’ history has come up. Recently, Gustafsson stated that he hurt Werdum really bad in sparring to the point where Werdum wouldn’t spar him again.
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Gustafsson has long been one of the best fighters in the world at light heavyweight. He’s climbed to a title shot three times, but has fallen short every time.
After his last fight against Anthony Smith, Gustafsson announced that he would be leaving the sport. However, the retirement was short-lived when it was announced that Gustafsson would be returning as a heavyweight.
In his way is a man he’s familiar with in former UFC heavyweight champion, Werdum. It’s always interesting when people bring up their old training sessions leading up to a fight.
If Werdum wins on Saturday, he might walk away from the sport given the fact that he will be turning 43 the following week. If Gustafsson wins, he’s got a couple of options in front of him.
Gustafsson could make the decision to go back to light heavyweight for another run at the title. On the other hand, a win on Saturday could start a new journey for Gustafsson at heavyweight.