Swedish Viking giant Alexander Gustafsson has been bumping up against the ceiling of the light-heavyweight division for years, and is credited with being the only guy to ever give the great Jon Jones trouble in the cage. Sure, he couldn’t quite get past Daniel Cormier when a belt was on the line, and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson put him to sleep, but Gustafsson is one of the best – that’s undeniable.

So with a tiny bit of fanfare, he’s announced that he’s signed a new contract with the UFC.

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He’s also thrown some shade at champ Cormier, who is old by cagefighting standards and has often talked about retirement.

As per Gustafsson’s Instagram:

What do you think? Can the Swede rise up and finally claim that championship title that has eluded him for so long?