Alexander Gustafsson Quotes
Alexander L. Gustafsson (born 15 January 1987) is a Swedish mixed martial artist. He is signed to the UFC, where he fights in their light heavyweight division. As of 13 April 2017, he is the #1 ranked light heavyweight contender in official UFC rankings. He is known for his good footwork as a light heavyweight and efficient striking. He is a two time title challenger, losing both in very close contests
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My best advice for mental training is simply to create good habits, in order to build a sense of security and calm around you.
You can't be too comfortable. I have to keep pushing myself to be a better fighter every step of the way.
Yeah of course, it's a lot of emotions, a lot of different thoughts, it's a big thing, the biggest I've done in my life so far but still it's just a fight for me, I go in there and have fun basically. I'm doing something I love to do.
You want to be like a ticking bomb. As calm as possible before the fight, to save energyâ?¦ But ready to explode the second you step into the cage.
I'm never satisfied, I always want to do better. That's how it is to be an elite athlete, you're never happy. When you start getting happy and you start feeling satisfied, you're done.
Positive thinking is a habit, like everything else, you get better at it with time.
I'm a fighter and I just want to fight better guys all the time, tougher guys so I just want to beat better guys and my goal is to be number one one day so if I get a chance to fight a better guy I'll do it, anytime, anywhere.
I'm working hard and I think I'm where I should be at by now but I'm in no hurry at all, I'm taking one fight at a time, I want to win my fights. With the title shot I don't know yet but if I get the chance someday, I will be more than ready.
I'm based in Stockholm and I train at Nexus Fighter Centre, it's my club and my head coach Andreas Michael but for two weeks now I went to Vegas to train with Team Alliance with coach Eric Del Fierro, Phil Davis and top level guys. I had top level sparring so I'm more than ready.
It comes with it, this is my work and all the media thing is just a big bonus for me. I'm just enjoying being in the spotlight right now so it's not a big deal for me.