Last week, UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson took aim at reigning light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier after announcing a new lucrative deal with UFC via social media.
“While others are talking about retirement, I just signed my new deal with the @ufc today,” Gustafson wrote.
Gustafsson was directing at Cormier’s retirement, who recently revealed his intention to hang up his gloves after his 40th birthday with or without having the opportunity to fight guys like Jon Jones or even Brock Lesnar – it solely depends on whether or not he can get past Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight super-fight at UFC 226.
Cormier who defeated Gustafsson via split decision in a historic five-round battle at UFC 192, didn’t take too kindly to swede’s comments and said his greatest accomplishment in his career is that he’s lost to both DC and Jones.
“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.” Cormier wrote.
The other defeat Cormier pointed was Gustafsson’s bouts at UFC 165, which saw him suffer decision loss to Jones.
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier two of the biggest rivals in the sport may not agree on much, but at one point both are on the same page, and that something is Alexander Gustafsson. Jones took to Twitter and told Gustafsson to stay in lane.
I don’t even like DC and I enjoyed this. Too funny Alex bring all your tough guy shit to the championship rounds next time
I don’t even like DC and I enjoyed this. Too funny 😂 Alex bring all your tough guy shit to the championship rounds next time 🤙🏾 https://t.co/CSHLq7HlB2
— BONY (@JonnyBones) April 24, 2018
Cormier last fought at UFC 214 with Jones, the results were overturned to a no contest after it revealed that Jones had failed his final pre-fight drug test. In February California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) revoked Jon Jones’ license and fined him $205,000 for testing positive for steroid Turinabol. Jones still awaiting his hearing with the United States Anti-Doping Agency regarding UFC 214 and Jones is facing a suspension of four to six years.
Gustafsson hasn’t competed since his UFC Fight Night 109 victory over Glover Teixeira, who he defeated via fifth-round KO.