Fight ready and cut healing, UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson hopes to be back in action as soon as possible.
Gustafsson’s manager, Manos Terzitane, told UFC Tonight that the 26-year-old Swede is a week or two away from being cleared to fight.
Once cleared from the cut that forced him out of the UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event against Gegard Mousasi, Gustafsson is willing to step in on short notice if a light heavyweight falls out of a scheduled bout.
Gustafsson is eyeing a title shot with the winner between champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, who fight on April 27. If he’s unable to get a title shot, Gustafsson would like to face Lyoto Machida in a number-one contender fight.
Gustafsson (15-1) is on a six-fight winning streak and hasn’t lost since April 2010. He last fought on Dec. 8, defeating former light heavyweight titleholder Maricio “Shogun” Rua by unanimous decision.
The UFC has been informed of Gustafsson’s willingness to accept a short notice fight and his intentions of getting a title shot. For now, Gustafsson waits, but he doesn’t want to wait long.