Alexander Gustafsson had a set back, but he is looking forward. He has full knowledge of what it will take repair his knee injury and get back inside the octagon sooner than later.

“[It’s] not serious at all. It’s actually one of the easiest knee injuries you could have. It’s a very easy operation, it takes maybe 15-20 minutes. The recovery time is just a few weeks, and you can walk home from the surgery. It’s not a big deal at all. The thing is, it’s one of those things where it’s a small problem that can get very big if you don’t do anything about it. For me to have a 10-12 week camp against Jones, I need to be 100 percent. I can’t go into that cage knowing that something is hurting. I need to be 100 percent. We decided that I needed to have that operation.”

“It was very hard for me, [the Jones’ rematch was] something that I’ve wanted so long. Everyone wanted to see that fight. I wanted to have that fight again. That’s the only fight I’m thinking about, even today. I want to fight Jones again for the title, said Gustafsson. I know I can beat him. I know I have the tools to beat him. I know I can take that belt. So it was very hard for me not having that fight.”

Daniel Cormier (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will challenge UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones for the belt at the Sept. 27 event in Vegas.