Alexander Gustafsson arrives in Sweden. Video interview included.

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  1. ElPistolero

    ElPistolero White Belt

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    Here it is:
    http://www.expressen.se/sport/gustafssons-lofte-tar-det-nasta-gang/

    Translation:

    Rep: Welcome home Alexander, how has the last 24 hrs been for you?
    AG: It has been stressful, and it is great to be home again.

    Rep: How do you feel now?
    AG: I feel good. A little blue here and there, but overall its all good

    Rep: You had to go to the hospital?
    AG: Yeah, it was just to get checked out. Was in and out relatively quick.

    Rep: When you close your eyes and think about what happened, what do you think about the trip?
    AG: Its been a good trip. A new experience, and i have learnt a lot, and i will come back stronger.

    Rep: What does this fight mean for your future?
    AG: It means a lot. Im going to the gym and work on my tools, so i am good to go.

    Rep: But your name is now bigger, right?
    AG: Absolutely, but we must see what happens. I have to settle my mind, and then we will see what happens.

    Rep: How has the respons been after the match, have you gotten a lot of messages and sms?
    AG: Its been amazing. Fantastic fans, and a lot of encouragement. Sweden is a small country, but the response have been unbelivable.

    Rep: Is this the big breakthrough for MMA here in Sweden?
    AG: Yes, we have a lot of new talents, and this is just the beginning of a long journey.

    Rep: How does it feel for you that it went so well, despite not getting the W?
    AG: Yes of course it is mixed feelings. I wanted to bring home the gold, but it didnt happen, and for me this is a huge disappointment. That being said, i am proud of what i have done this weekend, but im very disappointed that i lost.

    Rep: Do you think a lot about a rematch?
    AG: Yes, i want the rematch. I do not know when, but i want the rematch.

    Rep: Do you think you will get it?
    AG: I have received positive feedback about a rematch from the UFC, but nothing is certain yet.

    Rep: But now you need to rest. So when do you think it will take place?
    AG: Good question, that i dont know. But now i will rest for a couple of weeks. I would have liked to win the belt, but Jones is the champion of the world, and you have to win convincingly, and i didnt do that so i didnt go all the way

    Rep: What did you and Jones say to eachother after the match?
    AG: We just joked around and had fun. We talked about what he will do in the coming weeks, what i will do, so that was all good.

    Rep: So you are still good friends?
    AG: Well, good friends we are not, but we have a good tone between eachother, so....

    Rep: All in all, how do you sum up the weekend?
    AG: Its a little crazy, i didnt win, and that is how i feel. Im happy with what i did, but in the back of my mind i know i lost. That being said i have got so good response from people after the match, and that is a lot of fun. But like i said, i arrive here with a loss on my record and that really sucks.

    Rep: How close are you to take the belt in this fight?
    AG: It is very close, and next time i will take it. If the fight happens i will take the belt!

    Rep: How long rest do you need now?
    AG: A couple of weeks and i am good to go.



    Sorry about my english, but you get the picture..... :)

    Grattis Alexander og grattis Sverige!

    Hilsen Nordbagge! :)
     
  2. Grr

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    Nice. Thanks. He's a classy kid.
     
  3. Cotillion

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    thanks for the translation man :) english was fine.
     
  4. SKN TTK

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    "Well, good friends we are not, but we have a good tone between eachother"

    Fuck ya. Don't get too friendly.
     
  5. Judo Thai Boxer

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    That's great to hear, he deserves it after that performance.
     
  6. ThereIsNoSpoon

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    Thanks for the translation.

    Even though he lost a fairly controversial decision,there's not a single line where he blames the judges,cries a conspiracy or devalues Jones in any way.

    Not only he's a world class fighter,he's a true martial artist,humble yet incredibly confident.

    Can't wait for the rematch.
     
  7. Dart Feld

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  8. EmeliankoFan1

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    That Gif of jones bowing with alexander is nice, may have to use that as my avatar.
     
  9. ElPistolero

    ElPistolero White Belt

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    Class act!

    Swedes are going crazy talking about a rematch. They want it to sweden and believes that they can fill a 50000 people arena. "I will have no problem paying a 1000 dollars for a ticket" is what i read one commentator say. Would be something!
     
  10. Crispy

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    We rich mfakas here in sweden baby
     
  11. giovanni002

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    Great interview. He came home and took with him the hearts of millions of his new fans all over the world
     
  12. PandaHunter

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    If it happens, don't let those greedy motherfuckers from UFC rip you off. Because Sweden has higher standard doesn't mean they should rip you off.
     
  13. mihailovich

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    Well, travelling from Helsinki to Stockholm is so cheap that I would be willing to pay a good price for the ticket for sure.
     
  14. Turtleguard

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    Good read thank you TS
     
  15. GSP_37

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    Thanks for the translation.
     
  16. TriangleChoc

    TriangleChoc It takes a lot of energy to be a rock star

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  17. Someone88

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    Thanks for posting TS, Gustafsson is a humble guy.
     
  18. Brit_Brawler

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    i want that rematch.
     
  19. psychodad

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    I had not listened to his interviews in Swedish before but you get a much better idea about the guy when he is speaking the language he knows wells. Paints a much more intelligent and charismatic picture when he doesn't have to be thinking and translating every word in his head.
     
  20. Break Brick

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    Thanks a lot for the translation dude!
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    Gus pure class as per usual, how can you not love this dude?
    War Mauler
     

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