With a crowded light heavyweight division, it appears the only possible opponent for Alexander Gustafsson is Rashad Evans.
The match became more of a certainty when Anthony Johnson was shelved pending the UFC’s investigation into his ongoing domestic abuse case. While Evans/Gustafsson makes sense, the problem is that both are nursing similar knee injuries but luckily appear to be on the same recovery timetable.
In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Evans said that while his leg is “still weak,” he wants to “get it together” and train this upcoming weak to see if he is ready to go. Evans suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in February and ironically that stopped him from fighting Cormier at UFC 170.
Five months later Gustafsson suffered a torn meniscus in the same knee, sinking his proposed match-up against Jon Jones, and giving way to Cormier who went from fighting Evans to forcing himself into the title picture.
Tags: Alexander Gustafsson, Mixed Martial Arts, Rashad Evans