Following his loss to Anthony Smith, Alexander Gustafsson laid down his gloves in the Octagon, signaling his retirement. Fellow fighters took to social media to share their thoughts on The Mauler walking away.
Gus is one of the greatest to ever fight at 205. He is fighting at a time when 2 of the --’s of all time happen to fight at 205.— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) June 1, 2019
Wow..... @AlexTheMauler just left his gloves in the octagon for the last time. Always been a fan a man. Respect! --------— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 1, 2019
#Repost @ufcespanol (get_repost)— josé quiñonez (@tecoDCzac) June 1, 2019
El sueco @alexthemauler se retira luego de #UFCStockholm ----
Gracias por tantas batallas ------------ respeto ------ en Guadalupe, Zacatecas https://t.co/LJvDAE99OY
Let the good times roll https://t.co/dDosOECte1— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 1, 2019
Honestly I don’t believe you but if you’re serious, thank you for everything. You held the division to a standard and made us better. Go kick ass with that Family.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 1, 2019
Congrats to @AlexTheMauler on an amazing career! Hate to see him bow out but have to respect when a fighter is no longer willing to make that walk. One of the greatest in and outside of the cage, he’ll be missed in the Ufc.— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 1, 2019
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