Archive: daniel cormier

Jul 28, 2014 8:51 pm

Jon Jones Practicing Deadly Elbow Combinations

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is prepping to defend his strap against Daniel Cormier on September 27th at UFC 178. In preparation for the bout Jones can be seen here practicing some deadly elbow combinations with coach Mike Winkeljohn. Sharpening my blades with @coachwink #UFC178 #AndStill #Champion2014 #victory #winning

Jul 28, 2014 4:44 pm

Jon Jones And Conor McGregor Open As Favorites In UFC 178 Betting Lines

UFC 178 is just under two months away, and there has already been tons of trash talking between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, and Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Today the betting lines came out for the card, and to no surprise Jon Jones opened as a favorite against Daniel Cormier. Jon Jones: -210 Daniel...

Jul 28, 2014 4:26 pm

Daniel Cormier Wants Jon Jones To Target His Injured Knee

Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones have been trading shots back and forth in interviews leading up to their UFC 178 bout on September 27th for the UFC light heavyweight championship. Cormier spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss the fight, and even invite Jon Jones to target his injured knee. “If he...

Jul 25, 2014 5:50 am

Gustafsson Breaks Silence On Fight Cancelling Injury

“I’m disappointed I can’t fight, but this is not the end, it’s just the beginning. I’m going to come back much stronger.” “I was sparring and I felt my knee pop twice, but it didn’t hurt, it just felt strange. I finished training and came home and then I woke up the next morning and...

Jul 25, 2014 5:21 am

Dustin Poirier: ‘I’m going to whup McGregor’s a$$’

“He just runs his mouth a little bit too much. He just kind of brings that kind of hatred towards himself. But, at the same time, people want to see him fight. So he’s doing a job of promoting the sport and the featherweight division. But he just got dealt a bad hand this time.”...

Jul 24, 2014 8:44 pm

Daniel Cormier Agrees To Send Dominoes Delivery Driver To His UFC Title Fight

In just a couple of months, Daniel Cormier will get his long-awaited UFC title shot. The top light-heavyweight fighter’s number 1 fan took to twitter with a certain disappointment, but D.C. heard his cry and decided to help him out. I should've gone to 178. Go @dc_mma — REAL DEAL (@realdealruss) July 23, 2014 After...

Jul 24, 2014 5:19 am

Cormier Reacts To Title Shot And Jon Jones Trash Talk

  Daniel Cormier on when he found out about the Jon Jones title fight: “I got on the scale at 6:45 AM this morning because I had six donuts yesterday. Right then I got a text from Lorenzo Fertitta. I thought, ‘This can’t be good.’ Lorenzo offered me the fight. I got with my coaches we...

Jul 23, 2014 7:50 pm

Jon Jones And Daniel Cormier Engage In Twitter Beef

No need to convince these guys to fight. Moments after announcing Daniel Cormier as the replacement for the injured Alexander Gustafsson, Jon Jones and DC took to twitter to exchange words. Guys please get this message to @JonnyBones he doesn't follow me. Didn't think I followed him. Hes a ninja #newchamp — Daniel Cormier...

Jul 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Out, Daniel Cormier In Against Jon Jones At UFC 178

That injury bug! Daniel Cormier received the call of his life today, when UFC officials learned that UFC 178 headliner Alexander Gustafsson was withdrawing from his scheduled title shot due to injury. As a result, the AKA based Olympian will get his long-awaited shot at a UFC title on September 27th in Las Vegas. Daniel...

Jul 12, 2014 7:51 pm

PHOTO | D.C. Pops The Question In Vegas

Top UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier just got engaged to his longtime girlfriend over the 4th of July weekend. Congratulations to the couple! (PHOTO PROPS: Tracy Lee –

Jul 4, 2014 5:06 am

Daniel Cormier: Weidman Is The Best At 185, Maybe At 205

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier believes that Chris Weidman is the best fighter at 185 pounds, and maybe even the best at 205 pounds. Cormier said: “To be the man, you have to beat the man,” said DC. “Weidman did it twice. I think Weidman’s the best, not only at 185, but could...

Jun 24, 2014 5:14 pm

Dan Henderson Dropping Back Down To Middleweight

UFC Legend Dan Henderson is reportedly dropping back down to the middleweight division according to his coach Daniel Woirin who spoke to earlier today. Henderson, who is coming off a brutal loss to top ranked light heavyweight Daniel Cormier is supposedly targeting a year end fight, and most definitely “would like (to fight) by...

Jun 19, 2014 6:31 am

Ratings Report: UFC 173 PPV Buys Barely Hit 200K

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...

Jun 19, 2014 6:08 am

Cormier Prepping For Surgery after UFC Fan Wrestling Expo Match Up

With Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 officially in the books, top light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier has elected to have surgery on his right knee. The former Olympian is suffering from a torn LCL and partially damaged ACL. Undefeated Cormier suffered the injury to his LCL about 10 days out from his UFC 173 bout against...

Jun 12, 2014 5:15 am

Cormier MRI Results Show 50% Loss In ACL And Torn LCL

  Daniel Cormier Demolished Dan Henderson on 1.5 legs, almost literally. Think about that for a minute… Last night on UFC Tonight, we learned that top UFC light-heavyweight contender, Daniel Cormier has been gallivanting around two-divisions with a severely damaged knee. To top it off, he may opt out of surgery. The AKA fighter underwent...

Jun 8, 2014 3:11 pm

Cormier: ‘Jon Jones Isn’t Afraid Of Anyone’

“As hopeful as I was, as excited as I was, I’m still a realist. I knew the chances of it happening weren’t very big. Everything is what you make it. If I’m going to be down in the dumps, sad, disappointed, it’s going to have an overall effect in my life. It will have an...

Jun 6, 2014 12:44 pm

Cormier To Focus On Knee And Eating Good Following Jones vs. Gustafsson Booking

“Just got word Jones is fighting Gustafson again in September. So I will enjoy this brownie, spend some time with my family and get my knee fixed. It’ll all work out. We will be the champion.” In a recent posting to his Instagram, Daniel Cormier reacted to news that Jon Jones would be fighting Alexander...

Jun 6, 2014 6:47 am

Benson Henderson: ‘Jon Jones Deserves To Fight Who He Wants’

Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is set to fight Rustam Khabilov this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42, which takes place in Albuquerque, NM. During media day on Thursday Henderson was asked about the whole Jon Jones wanting to fight Daniel Cormier instead of Alexander Gustaffson situation. One would think that his...

Jun 4, 2014 12:43 pm

White Rejects Jones vs. Cormier – Insists Jon Fights Gustafsson

“Gustafsson’s next in line. Even Cormier said, ‘Listen, I hope this whole things works out for me and I get the shot, but even I believe that Gustafsson deserves the next shot.’ [Gustafsson is] the No. 1 contender, he’s waited for this rematch and [Cormier] even agrees. It’s just one of those things that sucks,...

Jun 3, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones Doesn’t Want to Fight Gustafsson, Wants DC

It’s no secret by now that Jon Jones has yet to sign the bout agreement to fight Alexander Gustafsson, however nobody is quite sure why Bones refuses to sign the contract. Dana White spoke to today and said Jones doesn’t want to fight Gustafsson, but instead wants to fight Daniel Cormier. “Just to clear...

May 30, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier Fought Hendo With Some Major Injuries

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier just recently earned himself the next UFC light heavyweight title shot when he defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 173. Cormier ended up submitting Henderson in the third round and will now face the winner of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. On the most recent episode of UFC...

May 29, 2014 5:59 am

UFC 173 Medical Suspensions Report: 8 Receive Extended Terms

The suspension list from UFC 173 is in, and while every fighter is usually placed on a short suspension, this event seems to have quite a few fighters that were placed on suspension longer than the standard 30 days. Among those is welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger. Out of 17 total suspensions, eight fighters made a...

May 28, 2014 5:12 am

Dillashaw: ‘Barao doesn’t deserve a rematch’

“I have no problem fighting him again, but I feel like he shouldn’t be getting an instant rematch the way he lost. It would be different if maybe I’d have finished him in the first round with that choke and maybe people thought it was a fluke. But I beat him up for five rounds....