Alexander Gustafsson Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Written by Tom Ngo
August 5th, 2014

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You know those people on Instagram who constantly post selfies the minute something new happens in their lives? You can add UFC light heavyweight top contender Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) to that list.

Gustafsson uploaded a picture of himself Tuesday from his hospital bed the moment he woke up from knee surgery.

“Done, just woke up! Never been more motivated my friends!” Gustafsson wrote, accompanied with the pic above.

OK, so clearly Gustafsson is merely alerting the MMA world that he underwent successful surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee and isn’t as bad as those Instagrammers who post selfies while working out at the gym.

Prior to today’s operation, which took place in Gustafsson’s homeland of Sweden, “The Mauler” said the procedure was expected to keep him out only five to six weeks. However, that timetable may change depending on how his leg reacts to rehab.

Gustafsson, who is the only man to take reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones to the brink of defeat in last September’s controversial unanimous decision loss, was forced out of their UFC 178 rematch because of the knee. Daniel Cormier gladly stepped in and will challenge Jones for his throne September 27 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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