Recent opponent of Cormier in Anthony Johnson says that the champ hasn’t earned the right to call for a vacation and spoke with MMA Junkie about it.
“I don’t know why he would say he wants six months off; maybe he wants time to heal, spend more time with his family and train more and just perfect his craft – I don’t know,” Johnson told MMAjunkie. “Do I see it as being selfish? No. But I want to say this: I don’t feel like he’s earned it enough to say, ‘I need six months off.’ If Jon was still the champ after like two years of whooping ass and said, ‘Dude, I need six or eight months off.’ You deserve those six to eight months off because you put in the time and the work.
“(I’m) not saying Daniel didn’t do that, but I think he should keep grinding. In my opinion that’s what Daniel does. He should just keep grinding before it gets too late because there’s a lot of hungry guys coming up. It’s just a matter of time before his body is going to say, ‘No more.’ He needs to stay active.”
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