Alexander Gustafsson avoids serious injuries after UFC 165 battle

Sep 21, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Alexander Gustafsson is examined between rounds against Jon Jones (not pictured) during their light heavyweight championship bout at UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson won over plenty of fans over the weekend, with his incredible performance against champion Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 165. Gustafsson and Jones were involved in what many are calling a Fight of the Year candidate, but the two fighters paid the price for their battle with a visit to the hospital immediately after the fight.

The good news, however, is that Gustafsson will be able to avoid a long layoff after learning that he has avoided any serious injuries.

Gustafsson’s coach at Alliance MMA, Eric Del Fierro, was asked by MMA Fighting about his fighter’s injuries and Del Fierro was clear that “The Mauler” was able to avoid any injuries that would force him to take a long lay off.

“No major injuries,” Del Fierro told MMA Fighting in a text. “Just sore and staples on top of his head.”

It was just the second loss of Gustafsson’s career and he came away with more fans than ever before thanks to his strong performance, so it’s great to see that he can get back in the octagon sooner rather than later.

Hopefully for Gustafsson and fight fans, his next bout will be a rematch for the belt.

Topics: Alexander Gustafsson, UFC 165

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