Daniel Cormier blasts Alexander Gustafsson “Your greatest accomplishment is two close losses!”
Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will attempt to become only the fifth fighter in UFC history to capture belts in two different weight classes when he challenges reigning UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for his “baddest man on the planet” strap at UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas.
Since losing to Jon Jones via unanimous decision at UFC 182 in January of 2015, Daniel Cormier has since gone 5-0 with 1 no-contest scoring stoppage victories over Anthony Johnson x2 and most recently Volkan Oezdemir in that time.
One of Cormier’s toughest fights came in a title defense against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 in Houston.
“DC” defeated “The Mauler” via split-decision that night in Texas and ever since the two rivals have occasionally traded jabs at one another on social media.
That trend of social media jabs continued today as Gustafsson took aim at Daniel Cormier for “talking about retirement”.
“While others are talking about retirement, I just signed my new deal with the @ufc today. I am grateful, excited, and I will be fighting very soon! I need to thank my family, my team @wesportagency and @allstarsgymsweden . I would also like to give a special thank you to my fight management @neems01 and @majdishammas at Moments Sports Management for securing the biggest deal of my career. Soon to be the world champion!!! 🏆🥇#soontobeworldchamp #team #loyalty #family” – Alexander Gustafsson
Daniel Cormier replied to Gustafsson this afternoon on Twitter and didn’t hold anything back in his response.
Alex, what exactly have you accomplished in your career? I’ve earned the right to retire on top. Your greatest accomplishment is two close losses. Congrats on the new contract, now go fight. It’s been two years. Enough with the social media. #gofight https://t.co/Uf2LJ31ALE
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 21, 2018
“Alex, what exactly have you accomplished in your career? I’ve earned the right to retire on top. Your greatest accomplishment is two close losses. Congrats on the new contract, now go fight. It’s been two years. Enough with the social media. #gofight” – Daniel Cormier
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