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Tonight in Stockholm, Sweden, perennial light heavyweight contender Alex Gustafsson announced his retirement.

The decision came, the Swede says, after his refusal to stick around the sport after he felt he would become considered a journeyman, having just lost to Anthony Smith in the main event.

Should it truly be the last time Gustafsson is seen in the UFC Octagon, it brings to a close a stellar career of the European — something plenty of his fellow pros commented on.