Archive: daniel cormier

Jun 5, 2015 12:33 am

Bader Camp Calls Gustafsson vs. Cormier Booking A ”Learning Experience”

Ryan Bader (19-4 MMA) was booked to fight Daniel Cormier in the headlining bout of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans. However, fate intervened and “DC” was called up to fight for the UFC’s vacant light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson at May’s UFC 187 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, a...

Jun 3, 2015 5:00 am

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

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...

Jan 21, 2015 11:36 am

No Coke On Fight Night — Jones Post Fight Drug Tests Are Clean

All of the drug tests on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones have come back clean, this according to Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) executive director Bob Bennett who told the news on Tuesday: All of the UFC light heavyweight champion’s drug tests have come back clean, Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) executive director Bob...

Jan 15, 2015 4:39 pm

More Drug Test Findings Released On Jon Jones

The WADA-accredited lab utilized by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 182 has found no evidence that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones used exogenous testosterone. The NSAC released the report today which stated the following: “Based on the review of steroid profiles and available IRMS data, there is no evidence to...

Jan 5, 2015 2:37 pm

Hendo on Bones: I respect him as a fighter but not as a person

Prior to his bout with Daniel Cormier at last weekend’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas, current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones told the media that he was not impressed by DC’s most recent win over a “50-60” year-old Dan Henderson. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Dan Henderson, was a guest on Monday’s...

Jan 1, 2015 12:18 pm

Cormier: This is probably my last chance to be the best in the world

Former Olympic Wrestler Daniel Cormier will put his undefeated mixed martial arts record on the line this Saturday night in hopes of capturing UFC gold as he faces reigning light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones in the main event of UFC 182. Jeremy Botter recently did a story on Cormier titled “The Olympian” in which he...

Nov 21, 2014 7:27 am

Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 & UFC 184 go on sale today!

Reminder: Get your tickets! Tickets for the UFC’s first three pay-per-view events of 2015 will go on sale to the general public later today. Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 and UFC 184 will be up for grabs starting at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT local time). UFC 182 takes place January 3 live...

Nov 20, 2014 5:38 am

Cormier and Florian predict Swanson vs. Edgar

Leading up to UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson this Saturday, UFC Tonight hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian discussed their predictions for who will become the #1 contender this Saturday night.

Nov 18, 2014 7:31 am

Dana White details possible title shots in 2015

During yeserday’s ‘The Time is Now’ press conference, UFC president Dana White laid out the 2015 octagon schedule while detailing some possible title shots: “The Cormier-Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time,” White told FOX Sports, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFighting. “At the same time, Anthony Johnson and...

Nov 17, 2014 9:12 pm

STAREDOWNS! from ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference

Yesterday the UFC held a special press conference to announce the full 2015 calendar of events (See that HERE), and do a live Q&A with some of the UFC’s biggest superstars. Here are the staredowns from the event: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 9:09 am

Watch ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ special broadcast at 2 p.m. PT LIVE on

Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) where they will reveal their entire 2015 schedule, and make a special announcement. On hand for the event will be several superstar fighters, who will all be fighting in early 2015, including: Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, who will...

Nov 17, 2014 8:54 am

Rockhold: “I’ve gotta be Jon Jones”

Luke Rockhold is fresh off his win over Michael Bisping earlier this month at UFC Fight Night Sydney, however that doesn’t mean he’s ready to take it easy. Rockhold revealed to MMAJunkie that he is in the process of “packing on some pounds” to mimic UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones for his teammate, Daniel...

Nov 12, 2014 12:21 pm

Hendo returns to 185, meets Mousasi at UFC on FOX 14

Dan Henderson (30-12 MMA, 7-6 UFC) will return to the UFC’s middleweight division this January when he faces Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 14. UFC officials announced the pairing earlier today. Dan Henderson was last seen in action at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas,...

Nov 2, 2014 4:21 pm

Shields Considers Chris Weidman The Best MMA-Grappler

There are some incredibly talented grapplers in the world of MMA, from JiuJitsu aces such as Jacare Souza to Olympic wrestling medalists such as Daniel Cormier, to Olympic Judoka’s such as Ronda Rousey. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman however is one of those elite grapplers, specifically in the wrestling field. Jake Shields considers himself one of...

Nov 2, 2014 11:54 am

PHOTO | Daniel Cormier Brings In Steven Seagal Ahead Of Jones Bout

We’ve heard the rumors for years that Steven Seagal was secretly the mastermind behind Anderson Silva’s brutal front kick KO over Vitor Belfort. Many fans, and critics, refuted the belief that Seagal actually taught Anderson the move, and Anderson himself even admitted that Seagal never trained him. Now a photo has surfaced of Daniel Cormier...

Oct 27, 2014 5:02 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones Reveals Awesome Fan Art

Every once in awhile, we see some incredible fan art of a fighter, and in many cases, such as this one, the fighter posts it on Instagram. Jon Jones posted the following photo on his Instagram, showcasing this incredible fan art. Thank you #TeamJones A photo posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Oct 10, 2014...

Oct 26, 2014 11:56 am

Cruz And Cormier Break Down The Dominance Of Jose Aldo

Last night after Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes battled in the cage for 25 minutes, Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier broke down the bout, and Jose Aldo’s dominance on the UFC 179 postfight show. Cruz gave his take on Aldo’s dominant style, saying: “He kind of waits and gets pissed off, then starts marching forward...

Oct 26, 2014 11:52 am

Cruz And Cormier Give Their Take On Incredible Aldo-Mendes Bout

Last night in the main-event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes put on a spectacular performance that earned both men ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, and may even earn them ‘Fight of the Year’ (Catch the bout highlights HERE). After the bout on the UFC 179 post-fight show, Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier...

Oct 20, 2014 8:10 pm

Cormier Dissses Gustafsson: “I Don’t Feel Bad For Him At All”

After Alexander Gustafsson pulled out of his light heavyweight title rematch with Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier stepped in to fight Jones at UFC 178. The pair met at the UFC’s Ultimate Media day and brawled during their now infamous staredown. Shortly after the brawl, Jones tore his meniscus and was forced out of the bout,...

Oct 20, 2014 11:37 am

Daniel Cormier Named Permanant Co-Host Of UFC Tonight

UFC light heavyweight #1 contender Daniel Cormier has officially been named the permanent co-host of UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1. Cormier has been a co-host on the show already for some time now, and has been a staple alongside UFC legend Kenny Florian on the program. Cormier said in a statement released by the...

Oct 20, 2014 8:31 am

Incredible Jones Cormier Promo Trailer

While this is a fan-made trailer for the fight, it is absolutely incredible, and makes us even more anxious to see the pair collide in January.

Oct 8, 2014 6:06 pm

Cormier Replaces Fitch As AKA Team Captain

Longtime American Kickboxing Academy Team Captain, Jon Fitch, has left San Jose for a new life in Las Vegas. As such, he’s relinquished his title as captain, and Daniel Cormier has been voted in. D.C. is set to fight Jon Jones for the UFC light-heavyweight world title on January 3rd. The American Kickboxing Academy has...

Sep 25, 2014 9:45 am

REPLAY! Jones and Cormier Appear at NSAC Hearing

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier appeared in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Sept. 23. Both fighters were fined and handed community service requirements for August brawl.

Sep 23, 2014 11:04 am

Daniel Cormier Sentenced For Jones Brawl, Fine/Community Service, No Suspension

Moments ago, in Las Vegas, Daniel Cormier was sentenced for his out-of-cage brawl against Jon Jones. (Replay HERE) The Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously for the following conditions of his punishment – No suspension. – Fine $9,000.00 – 20 hours of community service to a mix of charitable organizations in Las Vegas, to advance a...

Sep 23, 2014 10:12 am

Jon Jones Sentenced For D.C. Brawl, Heavy Fine/Community Service, No Suspension

Moments ago, in Las Vegas, Jon Jones was sentenced for his out-of-cage brawl against Daniel Cormier. (Replay HERE) The Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously for the following conditions of his punishment. – No suspension. – Fine $50,000.00 – 40 hours of community service to a mix of charitable organizations in Las Vegas, to advance a...

Sep 21, 2014 3:38 pm

Glover Teixeira Gives His Pick For Jones vs. Cormier

Glover Teixeira will have his eye on January’s UFC 182 main event bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. Glover is coming off a brutal 5-round beating at the hands of Jones, and is looking to get back in the win column with a win over Phil Davis at UFC 179. Glover spoke to media...

Sep 21, 2014 3:21 pm

Overeem On Injuring Jones “I Felt Terrible”

Alistair Overeem has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism lately after it was revealed that he injured Jon Jones while Jones was preparing for his UFC 178 fight against Daniel Cormier. The two men were sparring, and Jones ended up getting injured and tearing his meniscus. Anthony Johnson was the first fighter...