Prior to UFC 184 on Saturday night, the UFC held their ‘Welcome To The Show’ press conference. During the event, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and title challenger Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson did a staredown for media members and fans (See that HERE).
The staredown turned into a mock brawl of Jones infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier as a joke on Dana White, who was not in on the prank.
Now, Daniel Cormier is speaking up on the mock brawl.
He spoke on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show.
“That whole little thing they did at the press conference, you don’t want to do that as a challenger. Why would Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson want to be Jon Jones’ friend? I understand good sportsmanship, but don’t let him goad you into playing games with him. You are coming to take that guy’s livelihood. You’re his opponent. You go out and get that guy.”
“Don’t be his friend and get you to be buddy-buddy with him. Don’t give him any comfort. Go after him and intimidate him. They’re going to fight in May, so you don’t need to go out and do it at the press conference. But again, I kind of disagree with that.”
“It’s a game of inches, and you don’t want to concede to the champion that he can actually draw you in. It was pretty funny. They missed a couple things when they were in the back doing their choreography for their little skit in the back. They forgot a couple things.”
“I love ‘Rumble’ Johnson, I think he’s great, and I think he has a fantastic chance, but I believe Jones is going to win.”