Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones Offer Respect To Alexander Gustafsson
Twice before Gustafsson fought both Cormier and Jones to very close decisions, and the two current champions offered their thoughts on him.
Alexander Gustafsson had two incredible battles with UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones over the years.
With Gustafsson announcing plans to retire following a loss this past Saturday to Anthony Smith, the two sounded off on their former rival via social media:
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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 @alexthemauler #themauler #ufc192 #AG #sweden 🇸🇪
Honestly I don’t believe you but if you’re serious, thank you for everything. You held the division to a standard and made us better. Go kick ass with that Family.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 1, 2019