Archive: daniel cormier

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Dillashaw Drawing Inspiration From Weidman In Upcoming Title Fight

“Right now he’s (Barao) got the longest win streak in MMA history. He could be pound-for-pound the best in the world and it’s going to be sweet to beat him. It’s like when Weidman beat Silva, he (Silva) was untouchable, right? I mean, who did Weidman beat? What was his record? He beat some good...

May 12, 2014 2:00 pm

PHOTO | Tornado vs. The ‘H-Bomb’ – Hendo Gets Hit

Later this month on pay-per-view, Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson returns to action against Daniel Cormier. While the former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE champion isn’t training, he’s apparently fighting off Tornado’s in his hometown of Temecula, CA. Captions Reads: “Just had a tornado at our house. Picked up our trampoline and landed on the roof!! Crazy! Anyone else...

May 12, 2014 12:43 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Extended Preview

UFC 173 is sure to excite as Renan Barao puts his dominant streak on the line against TJ Dillashaw, Daniel Cormier tries to earn a title shot with a win over Dan Henderson, and heavy hitters Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler go to war!

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

May 6, 2014 10:37 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Preview

Owner of a remarkable 35-fight unbeaten streak, Renan Barao will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line when he faces talented contender TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 173 on May 24th. Plus, Daniel Cormier defends his perfect record against light heavyweight legend Dan Henderson, and welterweight knockout artists Robbie Lawler and...

Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm

AKA Boss: Cormier & Cain Both Beat Jon Jones

“Out of everybody that Jones has fought, Daniel’s going to be the one that’s not going to have an issue with his reach, that’s not going to have an issue getting inside. He is going to get inside. You know, what happens is gonna happen, but I guarantee you this, he’s going to go inside,...

Apr 29, 2014 8:16 pm

D.C. Says He’s Waiting On Jon Jones Title Fight

“I’ve waited long enough. This will be my fifth top-10 win, and I’m not fighting anyone else. I’m going to sit and wait and get better, and I’m going to wait to fight Jon Jones. If it took nine months, I’d wait nine months. It’s time for me to fight for the belt. It’s not...

Apr 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Cormier: Gustafsson Has “No Chance” Against Jones In Rematch

“No chance. Let me rephrase that. I’m not saying he doesn’t have a chance. I’m just saying that if I had to bet my money, or if I asked 10 people who wins this fight, nine out of those 10 people would say Jon Jones, because honestly, I believe that he’s better because he has...

Apr 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Lawler & Ellenberger Put Through Enhanced Drug Testing By NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has opted to exercise their rights to put UFC 173 competitors, Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger through an enhanced drug testing program. ESPN recently broke the news. According to the NSAC, both fighters will undergo a series of testing in the lead up to their UFC 173 bout, including, urine,...

Apr 29, 2014 10:45 am

Hendo Doesn’t Plan To Wrestle, Wants To Test D.C.’s Chin

“Obviously I was hoping to not fight him, as well, I respect him. He’s a wrestler and he represents the sport really well and I’m a fan of his. It’s never somebody that you want to beat up in that way, but, we both have the same goals and sometimes we have to compete against...

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...