Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Daniel Cormier Retires Anthony Johnson And Retains His Title At UFC 210

Daniel Cormier left lost this title bout with Jon Jones right at UFC 182 in Las Vegas but he's held the title since winning the vacant belt in 2015 UFC workouts takeover KeyBank Center
Kristopher Love | 20 April, 2017, 06:56

Saturday's fight is a rematch of their UFC 187 bout in which Cormier submitted Johnson in the third round to win the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship.

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is out to prove that history can be written when he steps into the cage at UFC 210 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo tonight. But I have to thank you all for being there for me.

Cormier runs his record to 19-1 and is expected to face Jones later in 2017 when the latter comes off his suspension in the beginning of July.

Johnson has fought three times during that same stretch, including twice in 2016, knocking out Glover Teixeira in 13 seconds at UFC 202 and Ryan Bader in 1:26 at UFC on Fox 18.

"We were OK giving up the first round. Rumble has that big burst and then he kind of panics".

Jones went as far as to call Cormier's weigh-in "one of the dirtiest things I've ever seen in sports", but Cormier could only laugh off that assertion. He has so much more to offer to the sport of mixed martial arts. He's still suspended. When he's eligible to fight, he can walk in there.

Jones watched cageside with his arms outstretched as Cormier dismissed his presence, yelling, "Who?" "Sit down young man".

"I went all out and don't regret anything", he wrote on Facebook.

"As a fighter, I respect him", 'DC' said in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. "When you get your academics together, then you can come back to the classroom".

In the co-main event of the evening there was incredible controversy and confusion inside the octagon.

"The All American" appeared to have both hands on the ground when he received the knees, but replays showed that they were not when the blows were delivered, hence making them legal. "I don't know where it got twisted". Despite the loss, Johnson is widely regarded as one of the best fighters at 205 pounds and one of the best finishers in the sport. "Don't talk to me about a guy that's ineligible..."

"I'm so sorry, guys". "Everybody is trying to sweep this under the rug, but it's not going to happen". Beats me. I'm just as flummoxed as you are.

"I feel at peace".

"Setbacks are the platform for your comebacks".

Daniel Cormier is amongst Monster Energy's elite UFC athletes along with Conor "The Notorious" McGregor, Chris "The All American" Weidman, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, Dominick "Dominator" Cruz, Jon "Bones" Jones, Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley, and Cain Velasquez.