- Daniel Cormier thinks Alexander Gustafsson should consider retiring following his devastating KO loss to Nikita Krylov
- DC stressed that all of them reach the point where they have to say goodbye and Gus just did at UFC London
A seemingly different Alexander Gustafsson showed up at UFC London this Saturday as he didn’t last one round with Nikita Krylov. After the former UFC light heavyweight title contender got knocked out in the very first round, his former rival Daniel Cormier reckoned that it was time for Gus to hang the gloves.
— UFC (@ufc) July 23, 2022
Gus is done
DC is well aware of what Gustafsson is capable of inside the octagon, having beaten “The Mauler” in one of the best performances of his light heavyweight career. Taking his thoughts on Gus’ KO loss to Krylov on social media, Cormier boldly told his former foe that he’s “done” and that’s just the way it is in this sport.
“Gustafson is done,” Cormier tweeted. “He needs to walk away, these shots are hard but he used to eat those. The chin is gone, walk away my friend. We all have expiration date. One of the best to not have had a title.”
Gustafson is done. He needs to walk away, these shots are hard but he used to eat those. The chin is gone, walk away my friend. We all have expiration date. One of the best to not have had a title.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 23, 2022
Maybe not yet
Shortly after being handed his fourth straight loss, Gustafsson provided an update on social media as well. And while some believe that it’s time to call it a career, Gus has yet to comment about and just, tweeted, “I’m Ok. Disappointed.”
I’m ok. Disappointed. Congratulations to Nikita and thank u all for support ❤️
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) July 23, 2022
As things stand, it has been five years since Gustafsson tasted a win in the UFC. At 35, maybe DC is right about suggesting a retiring. But on the other hand, Gus could surely tempt a couple of other MMA promotions out there.