UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson shocked the entire MMA world when after his defeat at the hands of Anthony Lionheart Smith, he decided to hang up his gloves. Gustafsson unanimously received well wishes from everyone in the MMA community, his former opponent and the UFC’s current heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier particularly had an amazing, classy message for the big Swede.
Cormier and Gustafsson were always extremely respectful towards each other and later won each other’s respect after their war at UFC 192.
Cormier posted a classy message on Instagram for Gustafsson, congratulating him on his great journey as a fighter and wishing him well for the future. Here’s what he had to say:
Alex, you will forever be one of the biggest players in my journey. We’ve agreed, we have argued and bickered, but ultimately you made me better. You made the sport better. You are a warrior and will be truly missed! I understand the motivation changes and for you it is now your family. I say now you’re starting to really live the good life. Congrats on a great career my man! You’re a hammer! see you around
Below is Cormier’s Instagram post: