Archive: daniel cormier

Apr 25, 2014 8:39 am

Cormier on Cain: ‘His endurance is all mental’

When we watch some of our favorite fighters, especially our champions and top 5 guys, one trait they all seem to share is an almost super human gas tank. Fighters like Clay Guida are known for keeping an unreal, bouncing pace for rounds and rounds, often frustrating and exhausting his opponent. John Dodson is always...

Apr 4, 2014 4:26 pm

Patrick Cummins vs. Francimar Barroso set for UFC Fight Night 43

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Francimar Barroso (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s “UFC Fight Night 43” card in Albuquerque. Pat Cummins made his octagon debut in the co-main event slot of UFC 170 opposite heavily favored former heavyweight Daniel...

Apr 2, 2014 8:04 pm

Cormier/Hendo Winner To Get UFC Title Shot

A rumored bout between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier could have serious title implications. While the bout remains unannounced, several insiders point to it being nearly official and planned for UFC 175 in July. A hot topic on tonight’s UFC Tonight, on FOX Sports 1, Host Kenny Florian, touched on the subject, “It’s a tough...


Mar 31, 2014 6:13 pm

Cormier vs. Henderson May Be In the Works for UFC 175

The rumor mill has been turning recently about changes to the card for UFC 175. Undefeated Daniel Cormier was originally said to be matched up with Rafael Cavalcante or Ryan Bader, according to an earlier report on BJPENN.COM. However, undisclosed sources have said that the chance to fight Cormier has now been given to veteran...

Mar 25, 2014 6:31 pm

Daniel Cormier Needs To Fight Ryan Bader If He Wants A Title Shot

If Daniel Cormier wants his shot at the UFC light heavyweight title, he needs to go through Ryan Bader. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Bader is the No. 1 contender – or even a top contender in the division at the moment. Instead, it would appear that the former Ultimate Fighter winner...

Mar 24, 2014 10:56 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Eyeing Bader or Cavalcante For Cormier’s Next Bout

Daniel Cormier is hoping for a fast-track to Jon Jones. His cancelled bout against Rashad Evans would have likely landed him there if he had won, but that didn’t happen. Instead he got Pat Cummins, a last-minute replacement that he dispatched easily, making his stock sit stagnant while the UFC’s light-heavyweight division moves on. BJPENN.COM...

Mar 20, 2014 10:12 am

Ratings Report: UFC 170 Pulls Low PPV Buys, Brings Rousey’s Draw Into Question

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

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 11, 2014 1:37 pm

Does Jon Jones Make A Valid Case For Avoiding Gustafsson And Cormier?

Maybe Jon Jones has a point. Jones recently took to Twitter and decided to play the role of Joe Silva, stating his belief that Alexander Gustafsson should not be given a rematch for his title after blasting Jimi Manuwa. Instead, “Bones” wants to see Gustafsson go up against fellow contender Daniel Cormier. His reason: it...

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 2:15 pm

Jones Doesn’t Want Gustafsson or Cormier – Wants Them To Fight Each Other Instead

At UFC Fight Night in London this past weekend, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson handed then, 14-0 Jimi Manuwa his first career loss via TKO. Gustafsson expressed his desire to get back in the cage with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, during the post fight interview with Dan Hardy. Following that impressive show, UFC President Dana...

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 6, 2014 10:36 pm

Daniel Cormier Hoping Manuwa Takes out Gustafsson

Daniel Cormier recently moved down in weight to the Light Heavyweight division. In doing so he continued his undefeated winning streak with a TKO victory over Patrick Cummins in his debut. Cormier was originally scheduled to fight Rashad Evans, however an injury sidelined Evans. The fight could have been the bout that would have launched...

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 25, 2014 7:49 am

Miletich: Cormier Could Be Champ at Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight

  Daniel Cormier a two-division champ? Pat Miletich thinks DC has it in him. Miletich appeared on the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show, and and talked about Cormier’s dismantling of late replacement Pat Cummins in Cormier’s light heavyweight debut over the weekend at UFC 170. “Obviously Cummins was not ready for that fight,” said Miletich....

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...