Daniel Cormier on Alexander Gustafsson’s 6 inch reach advantage: It’s an advantage if I allow it to be

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make his first title defense on Saturday when he is challenged by Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 192.UFC 192

The promotion for this title fight has been about the size of each fighter. Most notably, Gustafsson will have a six inch reach advantage and Cormier stated on last night’s edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 that this will only be an advantage if he allows it to be.

“It’s an advantage if I allow it to be,” Cormier explained. “He’ll have two things to do in the fight: he’ll have to run a lot so I can’t get close to him and he’ll wear down. Or he’ll have to fight me on inside and that’ll wear him down as well. Distance will be key if I allow it to be, which I never do.”