Daniel Cormier: Alexander Gustafsson needs to fight again before we fight

Daniel Cormier expects the light heavyweight division to keep moving as he prepares to jump up to heavyweight to challenge Stipe Miocic’s title. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson was not satisfied with the declaration of the heavyweight super battle between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on July 7. As the present number one-positioned 205-pounder, “The Mauler” felt he was denied of the opportunity to get the title battle that is expected him.

From his end, Cormier is hoping to be back battle at light heavyweight by the end of the year. With that in thought, the champion says Gustafsson ought to likewise keep himself dynamic and not stick around for their battle.


“In the event that Alexander Gustafsson needs a battle like he’s maxim, I’ll backpedal down and battle him. Be that as it may, he should battle once more, since he scarcely battles,” Cormier said (by means of ESPN.com). “I’ve battled five times since he and I battled. He’s battled twice. He needs to battle again before we battle.”

“In the event that I battle in July, I most likely won’t have the capacity to battle until the finish of the year once more. In this way, Alex ought not have been sitting for eighteen months and simply sitting tight for a title shot. That doesn’t bode well.”

Gustafsson last battled in May in his nation of origin of Sweden, where he crushed Glover Teixeira through fifth round knockout. He as of late experienced shoulder surgery and right now does not have a battle booked.

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