Archive: daniel cormier

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 UFC.com 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....

May 28, 2014 5:03 am

Rogan Talks Dillashaw: ‘It was the finest performance I’ve ever seen’

“It was the most stunning performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of being a fight fan. In more than a decade of working for the UFC, that was the finest performance I’ve ever seen. This was a fight where a kid came into it with very few people thinking that he was going...

May 28, 2014 5:01 am

D.C. To Jon Jones: “Don’t run from me little guy”

“Listen, I have not lost a fight, I have not lost a round. I am 15-0, Jon Jones is undefeated, why not put two undefeated guys in the cage and see who the best is? Don’t run from me little guy, I’m ready. The more you wait Jon Jones, the worse it’s going to get...

May 27, 2014 12:57 pm

UFC 173 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Tops Payouts

The total disclosed payroll for Saturday’s UFC 173 event was just north of one-million-dollars. UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler, took home the lions share of the night’s earnings and brought in nearly 20% of the disclosed payouts with his win over Jake Ellenberger. Co-main event fighter, Daniel Cormier, was not far behind with a nice fat...

May 27, 2014 5:25 am

Ludwig: ‘I’d corner new champ T.J. Dillashaw against Urijah Faber’

“I’m not really leaving Team Alpha Male. I’m going to go open up my business in Colorado. The team is going to get a new head coach, and I’m going to go open up my academy, and it’s definitely open doors for all the Team Alpha Male guys, and especially T.J.” “I’m going to come...

May 27, 2014 5:14 am

Dillashaw Says ‘No Faber Fight’, White Says He Wants Faber’s Opinion First

He hadn’t been the champ for even an hour and T.J. Dillashaw Was already fielding questions about a potential matchup against his teammate and mentor, Urijah Faber. “I don’t plan on fighting Urijah, he’s helped to get me where I am at. He is like my brother. I wouldn’t like to do that fight,” said...

May 27, 2014 5:07 am

UFC Open To Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch

Could TJ Dillashaw be forced into an immediate rematch with Renan Barao? While one could argue the case, after five dominant rounds and a finish, it’s not the type of fight we need additional clarity on. The UFC however, is apparently open to a rematch as confirmed by Dana White: “I want to see both....

May 27, 2014 5:03 am

Varner Breaks Two Bones & Tears Ligaments

UFC 173 competitor Jamie Varner had a disappointing result in his return to action. The former WEC champ tore ligaments and broke two bones in his foot during the first round of his fight against James Krause. His management team first tweeted out the news, Saturday night, but have yet to dive into specifics about...

May 27, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Dillashaw’s Upset Of Barao

The world was shocked last Saturday when TJ Dillashaw finished Brazil’s Renan Barao. It was the former champ’s first loss in in 35 straight fights. Here’s how the MMA world reacted: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh killllllemmmmmmm that right hand ! #UFC173 great fight Dillashaw looking loose — Sergio Pettis (@sergiopettis) May 25, 2014 Wow! @TJDillashaw @ufc #UFC173 —...