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UFC Quick Quote: Alexander Gustafsson feels no pressure fighting Thiago Silva in Sweden

Pictured: Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson.
Pictured: Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson.

"You know, I'm feeling good. I'm just doing something I love to do, so I don't feel any pressure at all. I'm just going to go in there and have fun. I have confidence and I know I've been through hell to be here today so I'm just enjoying it every time. ... I think the (light heavyweight) division is one of the toughest in the sport right now. For me, I'm just taking it one fight at a time. I want to win my fight and one day have a title shot. When that day comes, I'll be ready."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will blow the doors off the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, this coming Sat., April 14, 2012, with its UFC on FUEL TV 2 event featuring a main event of Alexander Gustafsson taking on Thiago Silva in a hugely important light heavyweight match-up. And for the former, it's a homecoming party. "The Mauler" is one of just a few Swedes competing in the world's largest fight promotion and he's undoubtedly the most popular. But he's not letting the pressure to perform in the main event get to him, as he tells MMA Heat. After all, he may be fighting at home but he's still just fighting, something he's become exceedingly good at. A win over Silva would give him five in a row and catapult him to the upper echelon of the 205-pound weight class and that much closer to a title shot. Anyone think Gustafsson is headed for greatness and Saturday night will see his breakout performance?

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