Alexander Gustafsson is disappointed.

"The Mauler" impressed against Jon Jones at UFC 165, but didn’t get the immediate rematch he was hoping for. After a dominant victory over Jimi Manuwa, the Swedish light heavyweight earned another shot at the UFC gold, but was forced out of UFC 178 with a torn meniscus.

"Thank you all for the support. I will be back stronger than ever and get MY belt. Jones, I see that you are happy, but if you get passed DC, your nightmare will be back and more motivated than ever," Gustafsson wrote on Facebook.

He also included a video message to his fans.

"I got a knee injury. It’s not very serious, but I need to take care of it," said Gustafsson. "It’s a small issue that has been with me. It’s not a long recovery time – just a few weeks."

Daniel Cormier, a Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion, will replace Gustafsson against Jones on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and "The Mauler" plans to watch the light heavyweight title fight.

"I’m disappointed, I really wanted to fight at 178 but I can’t," he said. "I will watch it, for sure. It’s a great card."

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