Alexander Gustafsson Details “crazy” Situation That Lead To UFC 227 Fight Cancellation

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson was initially set to face fellow former challenger Volkan Oezdemir. However, the fight has since fallen through.

The two mixed martial artist were set to throw down at UFC 227. Oezdemir first fell out of the fight due to an injury, then Gustafsson separately revealed that he had to remove himself from the event due to an injury of his own.

Speaking on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Alexander Gustafsson offered a few words on the situation.

“All I can tell you is that I’ve been very frustrated, these couple of days. I feel like it doesn’t go my way, really. It’s just crazy. I don’t want to talk about my injury, it’s just a minor injury. It’s nothing to talk about really. It’s just a 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.”

“It’s been frustrating. I don’t know what’s going on. I feel like I don’t have any flow right now. It’s just f**king crazy, I’m telling you, I’m so frustrated because this was my card, this was my fight, then Volkan fell off. It was a fight that really motivated me, to fight Volkan. It’s the best fight for me and it makes the most sense. I felt great fighting him and everything but then he got injured, and you know, it is what it is. S**t happens. Whatever they put on the table, I’ll fight him. I’m in the best shape of my life, and then I got injured. I get injured from nowhere. It’s just crazy, that’s all I can say to you. It’s just crazy.”

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