Cormier pays tribute to Gustafsson after retirement

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 03.06.2019 14:14h Author:

Daniel Cormier & Alexander Gustafsson (Facebook)

Daniel Cormier has nothing but respectful words for Alexander Gustafsson after his onetime title fight opponent retired from MMA on Saturday.

“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.”

Gustafsson and Cormier met in one of the best title fights light heavyweight history at UFC 192 in October 2015. “The Mauler” pushed Cormier to the brink and nearly claimed the belt but fell short of the gold by split decision.