Rashad Evans: ‘Gustafsson got caught up in his own hype’

Alexander Gustafsson

“One of the reasons why I felt AJ won was that Gustafsson… I like Gustafsson, Gustafsson is a cool guy and everything. But I honestly felt like he actually thought he was the champion. He had a great fight with Jones, and it could have went either way. but then he let the hype get to him.”

“Because when you’ve got the UFC machine behind you, hyping you up, putting you on video games and stuff like that, you feel like, yeah, you are the champion, you just ain’t got your belt yet. But then you’re overlooking people. But when you overlook people, that’s when you get it handed to you.”

During Monday’s edition of  ‘The MMA Hour‘ Rashad Evans touched on the recent “Rumble” Johnson victory over Alexander Gustafsson.

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