Daniel Cormier is set to replace Jon Jones and fight Anthony Johnson for the light-heavyweight championship.
The news came after Jones was stripped of his title and suspended following his most recent incident with the law.
After the new fight was announced the internet went crazy with predictions and opinions about who would win. Apparently, Cormier wasn’t very fond of people saying he would get destroyed by Rumble. Check out what he had to say on The MMA Hour.
“I’m walking into a fight with Anthony Johnson and I’m going to get destroyed by him. It makes absolutely no sense to me. You know what, it’s a testament to what Anthony has done, but its also very disrespectful in the fact that, I’ve lost one time … the last time, when I lost rounds to Jones was the first time I’ve lost rounds in a fight. And now this guy that has actually recommitted himself to the sport. This guy that has done things that no one expected him to do is going to just walk through me. That makes no sense. I’m telling you right now I don’t buy it. I don’t believe it.”
“The truth of the matter is, I won 15 straight fights, got to the top of the sport. I fought for the UFC championship against the No. 1 pound for pound fighter in the world. Most guys lose early, most guys lose in the middle, most guys lose, even though its years before, they have hiccups. I never had that hiccup. I made it to the top of this sport before actually suffering my first loss, to the pound for pound No. 1 guy in the world. And somehow I’ve gone from this guy who, they thought I could beat the No 1 pound-for-pound guy in the world, to a complete scrub.”
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