Archive: daniel cormier

Feb 14, 2014 5:27 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Fires Off At Dana Over Signing Cummins For Cormier Co-Main

When former Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, became a free agent, the UFC didn’t even make him an offer to test his skills against the world’s best. Forced to go to Asia’s OneFC, Askren is now taking issue with the recent signing of Pat Cummins. Cummins is a 4-0 light-heavyweight wrestling prospect and will serve...

Feb 14, 2014 8:30 am

Dana White says Rashad Evans is “screwed” and will need surgery on injured knee

Things aren’t looking too good for Rashad Evans who was forced out of his bout with Daniel Cormier after injuring his knee during training. If you’re wondering how bad the injury actually is just ask UFC President Dana White who stated that Rashad is “screwed” and will need surgery. Bad luck for Rashad, who was...

Feb 14, 2014 8:29 am

Daniel Cormier: If Jon Jones Moves Up To Heavyweight, He Gets Beat Up By Cain Velasquez

  UFC fans, fighters and pundits alike have long discussed the ever-elusive “Super Fight”. Whether it was GSP vs. Anderson, Fedor vs. Randy, Wanderlei vs. Liddell or any of the other fantasy match ups, people love to debate about who the assumed winners and losers would be of these pound-for-pound battles.   Most recently, a lot of attention...

Feb 11, 2014 9:55 am

Nelson: ‘Big Nog’ Will Bring It, Unlike Daniel Cormier

“Big Country” Roy Nelson is a slugger. That’s just his style. He’s one of those guys that can take a beating and keep pressing forward. However, during his last outing in October for UFC 166 Nelson was a bit disappointed with the lack of action he saw when he fought Daniel Cormier. Nelson has stated...

Feb 11, 2014 4:50 am

PHOTO | Cormier Before And After: Former Heavyweight Slimmed Down For Evans Fight

In just a few short weeks, Daniel Cormier makes his way down a division to face off with former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans. Cormier was practically forced out of the heavyweight division due to his friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez, holding UFC gold. For D.C. it was either be content in the number 2...

Feb 5, 2014 6:38 am

Jones Talks Rival Daniel Cormier: ‘I really don’t like him too much’

“It’s kind of a no-brainer. Anybody who pays attention to the sport knows who’s coming, you know who’s deserving. You’ve got to give Alexander Gustafsson the No. 1 contender spot behind Glover Teixeira. Then with the way Daniel Cormier has been performing, he’s top three at the heavyweight division. Lets see how he competes at...

Jan 29, 2014 2:09 pm

Aljamain Sterling Makes UFC Debut, Replaces Bryan Caraway at UFC 170

Aljamain Sterling will step in for the injured Bryan Caraway (above) to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 on February 22.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced on Wednesday that promotional newcomer Aljamain Sterling will replace the recently injured Bryan Caraway to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in February. It was announced...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 23, 2014 12:42 pm

History In The Making: Rousey, McMann and Cormier Meet Again

  For the first time in UFC history, three undefeated Olympians enter the Octagon on the same day trying to defend their perfect win streaks. Two-time former Wrestling Olympian, Daniel Cormier, Olympic Freestyle Wrestler, Sara McMann, and Olympic Judoist, Ronda Rousey are all set to battle it out on February 22nd at Mandalay Bay Events...

Jan 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Pays The Way For Olympic Wrestler To Live In Russia

BloodyElbow.com posted a story today, and I wanted to share it with you guys and gals. Now, there aren’t many MMA fighters who are as polarizing (and as vexing, to their opponents) as Mister Chael P. Sonnen. If you like him, you really like him. And if you hate him, you literally wish a plague...

Jan 14, 2014 6:22 am

Rousey / Cormier Talk Pro Wrestling, Origin of ‘Rowdy’

Fight Hub TV caught up with Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier, who both compete at next month’s UFC 170 event, and Rousey explained the origin of her nickname “Rowdy”, and Cormier decides he wants to change his nickname. “You like [Rowdy] Roddy Piper?,” Cormier asked Rousey. “Of course. Obviously. That’s where I got the name...

Jan 13, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier on Rashad Evans being the underdog: “That’s ridiculous”

After dropping a weight class, the two-time Olympian and undefeated Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans this February 22 in his Light Heavyweight debut at UFC 170. Currently the odds are in his favor and he is a 3-1 favorite. “That’s ridiculous,” said Cormier. “I mean...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Jan 9, 2014 5:21 pm

Daniel Cormier: Rashad Evans is Faster and More Dynamic than Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier thinks Rashad Evans would prove to be a tougher challenge than UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier was one of the fighters to attend the UFC media luncheon this past week and he made some bold statements, comparing Evans’ abilities to Jones’. MMAMania transcribed: “I think Rashad is actually a little...

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

Daniel Cormier: ‘Rashad Can’t Take Me Down’

Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ “Sugar” Rashad Evans as the co-main event at UFC 170. This bout will be Cormier’s light heavyweight debut as he has dropped a weight class in search of a title for himself. The event is scheduled to take place a the Mandalay...

Jan 8, 2014 6:02 am

UFC Releases Poster For UFC 170: Rousey Vs. McMann

It won’t be long until we see UFC bantamweight champion back in the octagon, Rousey will be competing against fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann next month at UFC 170, and the UFC has released their promotional poster for the event. McMann won her Olympic silver medal at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. She has...