STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - APRIL 14: (R-L) Alexander Gustafsson punches Thiago Silva during their light heavyweight bout at the UFC on Fuel TV event at Ericsson Globe on April 14, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
"It's amazing. It's a dream come true. Of course I fought in Vegas against a tough opponent and win and now I've fought on the home ground. You know, I'm just living my dream. ... I'm not fully satisfied with my fight but I'm learning and I'm progressing too, so it was a good learning experience. I did my game plan but I didn't finish him like I like to do. This was my first decision. I'm learning, you know. I do what I love to do."
-- Fresh on the heels of his unanimous decision win over Thiago Silva in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 2 earlier today (Sat., April 14, 2012) at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Alexander Gustafsson tells UFC.com he's just living the dream as a budding young mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar. With this latest victory, which came in front of his native people, "The Mauler" improves to 14-1 in his five year professional career, including a 6-1 record inside the Octagon. When asked about a potential showdown against current Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, Gustafsson quite simply said he would be ready if called on but he's perfectly content to continue growing at his current pace. Which is just fine, too, because he's progressing at a rate maybe only matched by Jones himself. What do you think, Maniacs? Do you see a champion in the making? For more on the Gustafsson vs. Silva fight click here and for complete UFC on FUEL TV 2 results click here.