Jolldan Posted June 29, 2018 Report Share Posted June 29, 2018 https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/daniel-cormier/daniel-cormier-doesnt-think-alexander-gustafsson-deserves-an-interim-title-fight/ In a scarce light heavyweight division and their champion off to challenge for the heavyweight crown, the top of the heap is left in limbo. Seemingly alone as the peak contender is the Swede, two-time title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson. In Gustafsson’s last crack at the title, he lost a very close back and forth war to the current champion, Daniel Cormier. Now back on a winning streak, Gustafsson is campaigning for a third title shot that will hopefully be the one that makes him a champion. But with Cormier moving up to challenge Stipe Miocic for his UFC heavyweight championship next week at UFC 226 on July 7th, it’s created a gap of time where the top of light heavyweight will be a bit quiet. Of course, this creates the potential for an interim title fight that would assuredly feature ‘The Mauler’. The idea of this isn’t something that the undisputed champion, Cormier agreed with as he said during today’s UFC 226 Media Conference Call. “It would bother me because Alexander Gustafsson does not deserve to fight for an interim title. I fought for a belt just at the beginning of the year and went up to chase something so much bigger. So, no he doesn’t deserve an interim title he fought last May against Glover Texiera and he beat Jan Blachowicz…well, that’s two years ago, he fought twice in two years. I think all this interim title sh*t gets started because [the media] ask about interim titles. Someone actually put it in the air. Don’t put that **** in the air, man.” Do you think they should do Gus vs. somebody for the interim title while he waits? Or is Cormier right? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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