Daniel Cormier Tells Alexander Gustafsson “You Made me Better”, Following Latter’s Retirement
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier may have exchanged verbal shots with Alexander Gustafsson in recent years, but following the latter’s retirement this weekend, “DC” praised his former rival.
After Gustafsson was submitted by Anthony Smith at UFC Stockholm this past Saturday, the Swedish star announced he’s hanging up the gloves. Since then, the former light-heavyweight champ and reigning heavyweight champ, Cormier, posted the statement below.
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Alex, you will forever be one of the biggest players in my journey. We’ve agreed, we have argued and bickered, but ultimately you made me better. You made the sport better. You are a warrior and will be truly missed! I understand the motivation changes and for you it is now your family. I say now you’re starting to really live the good life. Congrats on a great career my man! You’re a hammer! see you around @alexthemauler #themauler #ufc192 #AG #sweden 🇸🇪
Cormier faced Gustafsson in 2015, and narrowly got by the longtime contender via a split decision.