Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson go at it on Twitter!

By bjpenndotcom - September 21, 2016

As a fight fan, nothing provides better insight into our favorite fighters’ lives than Twitter. On Wednesday afternoon, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went at it on Twitter, treating fans to an impromptu trash-talking session between the current light heavyweight champion and the man he will likely fight next.

Anthony Johnson

See for yourself how their interaction went below!

‘Rumble’ is coming off of a lightening-fast knockout of Glover Teixeira at UFC 202, where he stopped the Brazilian in a mere 13-seconds into the first round. The 32-year-old extended his knockout win streak to three in a row, and the win over Teixeira puts ‘Rumble’ right back in the title picture after falling short in his first fight against DC back at UFC 187.

‘Rumble’ had his moments in his fight against DC, even dropping the then-interim champ in the first 30 seconds of the fight.

Meanwhile, Cormier is also riding a three-fight win streak since losing a decision to Jon Jones in early 2015. ‘Rumble’ and Cormier have seemed destined to rematch ever since their first fight given the impressive nature of both men’s win streaks. Wednesday’s Twitter trash-talk between the two light heavyweights is just greasing the promotional wheels for a second fight.


During the Twitter exchange, ‘Rumble’ Johnson accused DC of making excuses for not fighting him sooner, while Cormier’s response suggests he’s more than confident in taking out ‘Rumble’ again.

Who do you have in a rematch between DC and ‘Rumble’?  Will Cormier retain the belt and beat Johnson again? Or will ‘Rumble’ be the first man to finish DC with strikes to take his belt? Sound off in the comments section, PENN Nation!

Daniel Cormier


Anthony Johnson