Daniel Cormier: ‘The Emotions Of The Jones Fight Drained Me’

May 18, 2015 7:26 am by Ryan C. Miller

Cormier  Jones

 

UFC’s Daniel Cormier is set to make his second light-heavyweight title shot appearance in a very short span of time.

Cormier challenged Jon Jones at UFC 182 in Jan. and ended up losing a 5 round war to the champ. Now, he will get another shot against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, because of the situation with Jones being stripped of his title and indefinitely suspended.

During a conference call for UFC 187, Cormier talked about all the pressure leading up the Jones fight and how that effected him.

“As much as it sucked to lose, I thought that after that fight I would be separated from him. It was welcome. It was almost like a weight lifted off my shoulder to not have to be so consumed with Jon Jones. It had consumed my life. Looking back I can tell how emotionally involved I was.”

“The first time, the build up was insane. With all the stuff that Jon and I went through, fighting at that press conference and stuff, the build up was insane and it wore on me. And I was so emotionally attached to that promotion and that fight that I think at a point the energy was just kind of drained out of me. This time feels good.”

By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630

Phuket Dreaming Season 2 – Episode 3: “Black Dynamite” (On Location at Phuket Top Team)


About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.