Archive: daniel cormier

Mar 14, 2014 12:31 pm

Luke Rockhold details his first time sparring with Daniel Cormier

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold recently took to twitter to detail his first time ever sparring with Daniel Cormier. Via @LukeRockhold: Sep 2009 my first sparring session with @DC_mma . Man was this guy loud. Instigated a “real” fight inside the gym between @jakeshields and Matt Major within hours of joining the our team....

Mar 10, 2014 4:52 pm

Daniel Cormier Wants To Stay Active, Will Not Wait For Title Shot

The UFC’s light-heavyweight division is packed full of guys looking to knock off the champ and arguably best fighter in the world right now, Jon Jones. Jones is set to face Glover Teixeira in Baltimore at UFC 172 on April 26. If Jones can get past Teixeira then he will face Alexander Gustafsson for the...

Mar 10, 2014 11:52 am

Dana White Says Cormier Will Get Winner Of Gustafsson vs. Bones/Glover Winner

Make no ‘Bones’ about it, Daniel Cormier, moved down to the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, solely to earn a title shot. He may have had his wish if Rashad Evans didn’t get injured, resulting in the cancellation of their scheduled bout. Gustafsson’s victory last weekend, put a further delay in Cormier’s contention, but the UFC boss...

Mar 7, 2014 7:01 am

Daniel Cormier Named Honorary Team U.S.A. Wrestling Captain

UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, received a new honor and designation recently by being dubbed an official team caption of the Team U.S.A. world cup wrestling team. UFC.Com has the scoop: “It will be great to be part of the World Cup team. As an athlete, I wrestled on a few World Cup teams. To...

Mar 4, 2014 11:30 am

Jon Jones To Daniel Cormier: “I have no interest in fighting you right now”

UFC heavyweight turned light heavyweight Daniel Cormier beat Patrick Cummins in his debut at 205. Who saw that one coming, right? Any way, after Cormier finished Cummins he felt like he deserved the next title shot. Cormier went on FOX Sports’ Great Debate MMA Podcast and pleaded with champ Jon Jones to give him a...

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 am

Evans Confirms Torn ACL, Hoping For Fall Return

“[The knee injury] was the last practice of the camp. Towards the end of practice, I was doing a wall drill, where guys are trying to hold me against the wall, and we were wrestled up and [training partner Cezar Mutante] slipped out of position and he ended up landing on my knee at a...

Mar 3, 2014 10:23 am

Phil Davis Is Not Happy With How Title Shots Are Earned

  UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is set to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 172. Coming off of a win over Lyoto Machida, it seems odd that Davis’ next opponent would be Johnson. That’s not to say that Johnson isn’t a talented and dangerous guy at 205, but he’s making his return to the octagon...

Feb 27, 2014 10:26 am

Cormier Wants Nothing Less Than A Number-One Contender Match At 205

Following his light-heavyweight debut, Daniel Cormier, isn’t trying to waste anymore time with UFC Newcomers. He wants the strap and will fight whoever it takes to get him that shot. The AKA based fighter would likely already be in contention talks had Rashad Evans not pulled out of their bout. But after a bout canceling...

Feb 24, 2014 6:16 am

White on Rousey vs. Cyborg: ‘Maybe We Can Do It’

“If she goes to 135 pounds she will die. A doctor did this, a doctor did that. Who wants to have her fight first at 135? Not me. There’s a lot of things that would have to happen before we (book that fight.) First we’d have to come to a deal, she’d have to fight...

Feb 24, 2014 6:10 am

PHOTO | Popeyes Chicken Gives Cormier His Just Deserts Following UFC 170 Win

Newly turned light-heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, has never shied away from his love for Popeyes Chicken. His love for that cajun rice almost caused his cancellation of the UFC 170 co-main event, which is why this post seems so sweet for the top ranked D.C. AKA’s Cormier took to twitter following his quick finish of...

Feb 24, 2014 6:05 am

Rousey Wants Zingano Next, Says ‘Cyborg Knows Where’ She’s At’

Who’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey? We have Alexis Davis who is three-wins deep into her UFC career, Cat Zingano who was passed up for a shot when she got injured and Cris Cyborg who recently stated that she was making the trip down to 135-pounds to challenge Ronda for her UFC belt....

Feb 24, 2014 5:57 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Rousey’s First Round Stoppage Of McMann

It’s not uncommon for the MMA world to take to twitter following any major fighting event on the planet. Such is the case with last weekend’s UFC 170 event. BJPENN.COM has compiled a pretty lengthy list from MMA notables, reacting to Ronda Rousey’s controversial first round stoppage over Sarah McMann. Check it: Aaannnndddd we are...

Feb 24, 2014 5:56 am

Dana Backs Herb Dean’s Stoppage In Rousey vs. McMann Bout

“You get hit to the body like that, and regular people who have never been hit to the body have no f—— clue what that feels like. Believe me when I tell you. She went down on her knees and she turned her head the other way. Could Herb have let her take some shots...

Feb 24, 2014 5:55 am

Rousey Called Body Shot Ahead Of UFC 170 Win

“I promised my coach that I would do it, I really did. I promised that I would drop her with a body shot. I’ve been working on it so hard for this camp. We knew that she’s a wrestler and she was going to be more bent over all the time and, yeah. I don’t...

Feb 24, 2014 5:40 am

Salary Report: Rousey, Cormier Top UFC 170 Disclosed Payroll

Last Saturday’s UFC 170 event delivered for a number of reasons. For one, the UFC got itself out of that decision slump it was in. Also, the fights were exciting and the evening was chock-full of fantastic fight finishes. For their efforts the athletes who took center stage at UFC 170 combined for a total...

Feb 22, 2014 9:04 pm

UFC 170 Results: Rousey TKOs McMann With Liver Shot in Round 1

In a bout between an olympic-level judo player and an olympic-level wrestler, this bout surprisingly never went to the ground. Sarah McMann went straight to the middle of the octagon and landed a couple punches to the surprise of Ronda Rousey. Rousey did not back up, however, and she landed some shots of her own....

Feb 22, 2014 8:43 pm

UFC 170 Results: Cormier Finishes Cummins In Less than Two Minutes

Did we expect anything else, here? Patrick Cummins was dropped by a left jab/right uppercut combination and was not given any time to recover by Daniel Cormier. Cormier jumped right on top of him and Cummins ate a handful of shots until the referee saved him. After the fight was stopped, Cormier shoved Cummins and...