Gustafsson: Cormier Is “Better At Heavyweight”
One of Daniel Cormier’s opponents was very impressed with his UFC heavyweight title win over Stipe Miocic.
Alexander Gustafsson, who unsuccessfully challenger for Cormier’s UFC light heavyweight title in 2015, appeared on The MMA Hour to talk about Cormier’s historic win against Miocic at UFC 226 where Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round to win the UFC heavyweight title. Gustafsson said he was impressed with Cormier’s success in his first heavyweight fight since 2013.
“He did great. I’m impressed. I was impressed by the way he finished Stipe and how he won the fight. I’m very impressed by the guy, he did great,” Gustafsson said.
Cormier, who became the second fighter in UFC history to hold a UFC title in two weight classes at the same time, might opt in to defend his heavyweight title next, possibly against former champion Brock Lesnar. Despite being several inches shorter than Miocic, Cormier had no problem fighting him and Gustafsson believes Cormier is a better fighter at heavyweight.
“I think he’s better at heavyweight than he is at light heavyweight. I think he’s stronger, he can eat and he doesn’t have to stress about the weight. I think he’ll do even better as a heavyweight. I had a feeling he’d win the fight, but just the way he finished [the fight] — it’s probably the wrong thing to say, but he made it look easy,” Gustafsson said.
Original Story: MMA Fighting