Newly crowned two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier knocked out UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic within the first round of their fight at UFC 226. That being said, former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson doesn’t believe Cormier hits “that bad.”
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Alexander Gustafsson recently revealed his thoughts on Cormier’s UFC 226 performance.
“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.”
“[Cormier’s punching power] wasn’t that bad [when we fought]. I don’t remember him punching me that hard. I’ve been fighting guys that punch way harder, but he’s a very hard worker. He keeps pressuring and he keeps throwing punches. He’s really good with his wrestling and he doesn’t stop working in a fight — I think that’s his biggest strength.”