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Daniel Cormier: ‘Stop talking about Alexander Gustafsson almost beating Jon Jones, he lost’

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Daniel Cormier recently spoke about his upcoming light heavyweight championship defense against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192. Here are the highlights.

On Alexander Gustafsson almost beating Jon Jones: “You always talk about how close he fought Jon Jones, but what about his Earth-shattering win over Jimi Manuwa or his monumental win that was – do you know? Really, you guys talk about a fight that he lost,” Cormier told MMAjunkie at a recent media event. “He lost. Let’s stop talking about the fight that he lost and talk about something this guy has done (that’s) positive.”

On not beating Jon Jones for the championship, but rather winning a vacant championship: “I don’t really care too much about people saying I don’t have the real belt,” he said. “I know how hard I work and I know how hard I committed to this goal. I get my hand raised when I fight. I’ve lost once, and every other time I’ve dominated the competition. That will not change on Oct. 3. I think that Alexander Gustafsson is a good fighter, but there are levels to this fighting, and I’m just a little bit better than he is.”

The event will be held on October 3, 2015, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.



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