UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will look to defend his title for the first time at UFC 192 against Alexander Gustafsson.
Gustafsson is coming off of a loss to Anthony Johnson, but still, the UFC decided he should be next to challenge for the title. The first time Gus challenged for the title it was against former champ Jon Jones. He lost the fight but basically blew up after that because he showed he could hang with the champ, taking him the full five rounds in a close fight.
After that loss to Jones he beat Jimi Manuwa, then lost to Johnson.
Daniel Cormier, he thinks we all need to stop talking about how close Gus fought Jon Jones and should instead focus on his ‘earth shattering wins,’ that’s what he said at the ‘GO BIG’ press conference:
“You always talk about how close he fought Jon Jones, but what about his Earth-shattering win over Jimi Manuwa or his monumental win that was – do you know? Really, you guys talk about a fight that he lost. He lost. Let’s stop talking about the fight that he lost and talk about something this guy has done (that’s) positive.”
“You guys know exactly what’s going to happen on Oct. 3; he’s going to lose to me. When you look at it objectively and not because he fought a guy closer then I fought him, you realize what’s going to happen. Out of respect for Alexander, please talk about some of these Earth-shattering wins he’s had over the course of his career.”
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