Daniel Cormier tells Alexander Gustafsson to ‘walk away’ after UFC London: ‘We all have an expiration date’

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Daniel Cormier calls on Alexander Gustafsson to step away from mixed martial arts (MMA) after watching ‘The Mauler’ get busted by Nikita Krylov yesterday afternoon (Saturday July 23, 2022) at UFC London live on ESPN+ from inside the O2 Arena in London, England.

Gustafsson was making his first Octagon appearance in two years and his first fight in the light heavyweight division since 2019. It didn’t take long for Krylov to overwhelm Gustafsson on the feet and knock him down twice before getting a knockout finish just 67 seconds after. the first round. Gustafsson’s performance didn’t look good and it sparked backlash from Cormier on social media.

Cormier, who narrowly defeated Gustafsson at UFC 192 to retain his UFC light heavyweight title at the time, didn’t throw a punch in his brutally honest assessment of “Mauler.” The former two-time UFC champion hailed Gustafsson’s UFC career as one of the best to never win a belt, but ‘DC’ thinks the writing is on the wall.

“Gustafson is done,” Cormier wrote. “He has to get away, these punches are hard but he used to eat them. The chin is gone, get away my friend. We all have an expiration date. One of the best not to have had a title.

Gustafsson, 35, is now 0-4 in his last four Octagon appearances, with all of those losses coming by knockout or submission. The Swedish fighter is actually one of the best light heavyweights to ever fight under the UFC banner, but Gustafsson seems to be missing a step these days. Gustafsson retired once before, so it’s unclear at this time if his performance at UFC London will force him to step away from the sport again or if the former UFC title challenger will give a new luck in combat.

What do you guys think? Should Gustafsson take Cormier’s advice and step away from the sport?

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