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Friday, 07/26/2013, 09:38 am

Machida Doesn’t Want Daniel Cormier Jumping The Line At 205 Pounds

“I believe that there’s a ranking and it should be followed. There are a lot of guys in line right now in the weight class to fight for a title. I’ve been waiting in line. There’s Glover Teixeira, there’s Phil Davis, so there’s a lot of guys in there in the mix. If he’s going to move down to 205, he’s going to need to put a couple of fights in, or at least have a significant win in a big fight. I don’t think it’s right for him to just come in and cut the line. I think he’s going to have to show that he deserves that title shot.”

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion addressed the talks of a DC division takeover on a recent call with the media.

Should Cormier be allowed to jump in front of Machida and the other contenders in their division?


71 Responses to “Machida Doesn’t Want Daniel Cormier Jumping The Line At 205 Pounds”

  1. Big Daddy says:

    Too bad it’s just your opinion cause when the phone rang to offer you a title shot, you turned it down. DC is a strikeforce champ and yet to lose so if champs from other promotions get immediate title shots, why not DC?

    • John says:

      Because Strikeforce is a weaker league then UFC and I am not saying all UFC fighters can beat strikeforce fighters. Its just a general truth.

      Also Machida didnt have enough time to prepare. Put yourself in his whole situation and you will understand. Never let your ego get the best of you.

    • jdog says:

      Get your facts straight DC is NOT and was NOT a strikeforce champ PERIOD. He DID win the HW tournament and WOULD have got a shot at the Strikeforce HW belt if Alister had not came to the UFC, now he might have been called the HW champ but technically he NEVER was since he NEVER beat the real Champ Alister

      • B says:

        Maybe DC wasn’t a HW Champ…but he beat Silva who knocked Overeem out cold….so that’s no valid pt..

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          Yeah he did that after being tooled for two and a half rounds. That fight is not representative as to where fighters stand.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    If DC wants a LHW tittle shot, he should be gunning for a fight with Machida or Glover, Not fighting Nelsons’ fat ass, that wouldn’t warrant a tittle shot at HW either.DC was HW champ in Strikeforce so he should be at least fighting a top five, rankings wise, he’s back peddling by fighting Nelson.

  3. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    That’s because the 05 champ choked you out and dropped you like a sack of potatoes and that Machida is the MOST boring fighter in the UFC and needs to be cut. He backs up and avoids fighting. Little bitch! Plus the champ doesn’t want to fight you because you don’t draw PPV and he slready beat him up. Need more reasons?? I do think he DC could fight Glover though. But yah Machida sucks and needs to go away. I’d like to see Machida get fukced up by Sonnen too. After Davis dispatches him, he should fade away. Oh yah one last thing, the champ hates him because he is white.

    • Sasquatch says:

      What!?.. fukced up by Sonnen!, your joking right. Machida’s counter wresting and counter Karate blitzes are a tough pill to swallow for any wrestler with sh!tty striking. Davis is getting KO’d my friend.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        I actually believe that if Davis engages Machida and keeps the pressure on him Machida is done for. If Davis tries to fight on the outside with kicks and punches, then Machida will come in and out and pick him apart. But Davis knows what to do and keep the fight tight. He should dispatch Machida, I’d love to see Machida gnp’d out. Sonnen would make Machida look like a kid. He would drag him down and rain down punches and batter him. Love to see it. Everybody knows Machida can’t fight off his back and Davis and Sonnen would prove it. So I think you are wrong….I usually would have said fukced but didn’t want you to take it the wrong way. lol.

      • KIDD433 says:

        +1 Sasquatch. Good point, he always seems to make wrestlers tentative to engage

    • Daniel MX says:

      Well, if you call having 6 of his UFC victories by KO TKO or submission being a boring fighter, then I must deduce that you want to see a gang fight on the octagon to be entertained…

  4. maddkillah says:

    so is machida suggesting that DC has to go through him first?hehehe…if so then i really think its a bad idea…besides jones is looking pretty strong and has almost swept everybody in LHW and honestly i don’t see anybody in the LHW that is capable of putting him out right now size & skill wise(no offense to glover) so its probably time to bring out somebody from HW as decorated as DC to test him.

  5. Nikolai Kuehn says:

    Have a few big fights first?? Ummmm… mir, Barnett, big foot……. He’s undefeated. YOU HAD YOUR SHOT LYOTO. YOU LOOKED LIKE FOOL

  6. Jujitsu Player says:

    Don’t see it happening, DC is too fat and won’t be able to cut the weight. If he did he might be a threat to Jones although his performance against Mir was weak. Either way the lard arse should have to take a fight before he gets a shot

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