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Gustafsson fires back at DC: You ‘lost’ your way back to the belt

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Alexander Gustafsson got the last laugh against Daniel Cormier.

Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier showed mutual respect both before and after their championship tilt at UFC 192, but there is a new rivalry brewing between the two top light heavyweights.

Things kicked off online when Gustafsson, 31, called out Cormier’s teammate Luke Rockhold in an Instagram post. Cormier, who edged out a split decision win over Gustafsson in 2015, blasted ‘The Mauler’ for calling out a man coming off a loss and mocked the Swede in a series of tweets.

Gustafsson, a two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger, fired back at ‘DC’ on Friday, mocking the former Olympian for having been reinstated as the official champion after originally losing to Jon Jones at UFC 214.

That left kick always seems to be on point.. You r the Olympic wrestler here, not me and still I took u down @dc_mma Last time I checked your the one that got dropped. Yeah luke might loose hes way into a title, it can happen, like you lost your way back to your belt…….? Christmas came early for you last year! #championsdefendbelts #dcgotabeltforchristmaspresent #comingforthatbelt

A post shared by Alex The Mauler Gustafsson (@alexthemauler) on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:36pm PST

“That left kick always seems to be on point.. You r the Olympic wrestler here, not me and still I took u down @dc_mma Last time I checked your the one that got dropped. Yeah luke might loose hes way into a title, it can happen, like you lost your way back to your belt…….? Christmas came early for you last year!” Gustafsson posted.

Jones, the UFC’s most controversial star, knocked Cormier out in the third round but tested positive for steroids. His win was overturned to a No Contest and Cormier was reinstated as the official champ.

Gustafsson’s latest post will come as a blow to Cormier, as the former Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner has struggled to come to terms with both of his losses to ‘Bones’.

But the 38-year-old fan favorite is back in the winner’s column and will look to become a simultaneous two-division champ when he challenges Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 226. The pay-per-view is scheduled to take place on July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.




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