Alexander Gustafsson decided to end up relationship with Alliance MMA based on a few factors. For one, traveling between Sweden (his home) and San Diego (the gym’s location) a few times a year was costly and kept him away from family more often than he liked. For another, fellow contender Phil Davis has been part of Alliance for a long time and initially accepted Gustafsson into the group after beating him as a means of each helping the other grow. Now that they’ve blossomed accordingly, there’s no reason for Gustafsson to stick around. However, I’m not huge on him isolating himself in Sweden, since he can still improve as a competitor and isn’t likely to do so as quickly when he’s training with a small, hand-picked group instead of an elite-level crew.
Wednesday has rolled around again and, as expected, the 10-Point Must is back! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from a few eye-opening statements made by MMA stars to retirement talk to a quick glimpse at tonight’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 29. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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