Ryan Bader: ‘D.C. will be a full blown Diva champion’

June 3, 2015 5:00 am by Chris Taylor

Ryan Bader
Ryan Bader is clearly not a fan of newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

“Darth” believes that “DC” received the easiest path to a UFC title in the sports history and thinks he should be more humble after getting beatdown by former champ Jon “Bones” Jones earlier this year.

Here is what Bader had to say in a recent interview with Submission Radio:

“He drops down to 205 pounds, and then he fights Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson, and then gets a title shot. He gets his butt whooped, and then gets gifted another title shot, and then finally wins the belt. You know, that’s pretty much the easiest path that I’ve ever heard or ever seen anybody getting that belt, the UFC belt. So for him to say that, then by his logic, then let’s do it. But, I know I can go out there. I know I can beat him. Yeah I haven’t gotten the respect, especially from him. So that’s why I wanna go out there, that’s why I wanna fight him, that’s why I wanna prove to him and everybody else that not only do I belong in the same Octagon with him, I’m gonna beat him and I deserve to have that belt around my waist.”

Bader is worried that Cormier’s recent success could cause him to turn into a full blown diva:

“I just don’t want to see Cormier or any other fighters start taking that Diva route. And so like you saw right when he came to the press conference, he goes “address me as champ.” And you know he could be kind of joking around here and there, but you know I’ve been around him, and I can just see it just piling on, piling on, and pretty soon he’s going to be a full blown diva.”

If Bader gets his wish, he will be the next man to challenge “DC” for the UFC light heavyweight strap.

Who do you think would prove victorious in a fight between Bader and Cormier? Sound off Penn Nation!

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