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Despite Domestic Violence Past, Anthony Johnson Still Doesn’t Get It

Anthony Johnson (pictured) came THIS close to knocking out Daniel Cormier in May to capture the vacant UFC light heavyweight crown. I’m sure the UFC is relieved Johnson isn’t the face of their most prestigious division after his latest blunder.Despite having multiple domestic violence cases to his résumé, Johnson, an imposing 205-pound tank, still just doesn’t get it. On...
Via 5thRound.com
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Glover Teixiera Vs Patrick Cummins Announced For UFC Fight Night 77

A light-heavyweight fight between Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins has been announce as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 7th. Teixeira is fresh off a third round rear-naked choke submission against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 73 less than two couple of weeks ago which saw him rise to No.3 in the official 205lb rankings. Having lost...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 191 / UFC 192 Trailers

Below you can find trailers for both UFC 191 and UFC 192 which feature title fights between Demetrious Johnson Vs John Dodson and Daniel Cormier Vs Alexander Gustafsson as their respective headliners. —
Via Fight Of The Night
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Ronda Rousey ahead of her time?

Is Ronda Rousey ahead of her time? UFC Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier certainly thinks so. “She’s come along too early. She’s at a level, that’s it’s going to take a while for everyone else to catch up to. So, maybe in a few years, if she was away and came back – the level of competition would catch up to Ronda,” Cormier explained during his recent appearance...
Via Fight Booth
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cormier vs. Gustafsson to headline UFC 192 Oct. 3 in Houston

We already had a match up, and on Saturday we got a date for the next UFC light heavyweight championship bout. On October 3, champion Daniel Cormier will defend against former world title challenger Alexander Gustafsson in the main event UFC UFC 192. The fight will take place in Houston, near Cormier's home state of Louisiana. Cormier expressed excitement about the fight in a statement...
Via Fox Sports
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier Defends Title Against Alexander Gustafsson At UFC 192

See, Daniel Cormier (pictured) ain’t ducking nobody. As the freshly-minted UFC light heavyweight champion previously stated, he just needed some R&R before returning to action – hopefully coming back in time to headline UFC 192 in Houston. During Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 72 event, it was announced Cormier will in fact make his first title defense against Alexander Gustafsson...
Via 5thRound.com
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier breaks down wrestling in UFC 189's Mendes vs. McGregor

Conventional wisdom has it that wrestling is the question of UFC 189's main event. Featherweight contender Conor McGregor suddenly had his opponent switched from the Muay Thai specialist champion Jose Aldo to the power take down artist Chad Mendes. Thing is, McGregor has never before fought a wrestler this good. So, we don't yet know if he'll be able to keep Mendes off of him long...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier struggling with knee issues but hopes to fight at UFC 192

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier hopes to defend his belt against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 in Houston, but not before undergoing a few treatments to hopefully rebuild some stability in his knee. Cormier has been suffering from knee issues for some time now, and the former two-time Olympian actually contemplated surgery last year, but decided to forgo the procedure...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier: Werdum should have kept his mouth shut

Fabricio Werdum isn't backing away from his psychological war tactic of claiming heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez isn't a "real" Mexican. We discussed just a couple aspects of why such investment and judgement on social constructs like ethnicity are akin to a dog chasing its tail, so no need to once again. However, we did want to let you know that Velasquez's teammate and coach,...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones’ Manager: UFC Seemingly Mocking Light Heavyweight Title

Many pundits were baffled after UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday that Daniel Cormier would break in his brand new light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson. After all, Gustafsson has dropped two of his last three scraps and is just five months removed from a vicious first round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson. Never one to pull punches, First Round Management CEO...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier Defends UFC Title Against Alexander Gustafsson

UFC President Dana White took to FOX Sports 1’s UFC Tonight on Wednesday to announce that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his title against Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson with a date and venue to be announced. More good news arrived for Cormier’s American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Luke Rockhold, as White revealed that the...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson Gets First Shot At Daniel Cormier’s 205lb Title

Dana White has announced that Alexander Gustafsson will get the first shot at new light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s title, though at this stage a date and venue have not been established. Gustafsson is the current No.2 contender in the division, but ‘The Mauler’ is coming off a swift first round TKO loss at the hands of Anthony Johnson back in January in his native...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sorry Bader, Gustafsson to get first crack at DC’s strap

After their post-fight exchange following UFC 187, it appeared that new UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (16-1) and Ryan Bader were destined to trade more than just words somewhere in an arena near someone sometime soon. While it may have been what both men wanted – the UFC wasn’t just going to let DC and Bader book their own fight. Instead, Swedish sensation Alexander...
Via Fight Booth
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson First Up For UFC Champ Daniel Cormier

If Ryan Bader was pissed at the UFC 187 post-fight press conference, then steam must be coming out of “Darth’s” ears right now. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” UFC president Dana White said former top contender Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) will get first crack at freshly-minted light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.White didn’t confirm exactly when the...
Via 5thRound.com
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier will face Alexander Gustafsson in first UFC title defense

Daniel Cormier has his first title defense set as the new UFC light heavyweight champion, but he won't be facing Ryan Bader as many expected. Instead, former top contender Alexander Gustafsson will get the first crack at Cormier's title later this year. UFC president Dana White made the announcement via UFC Tonight on Wednesday. "We're actually looking at possibly Alexander Gustafsson...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader: Daniel Cormier is going to be a full blown diva

There isn't any love lost between light heavyweight rivals Ryan Bader and Daniel Cormier. The night DC won the UFC title, last month, he and Bader almost got into a fight at the post-event presser, after all. In a recent interview with Submission Radio, however, "Darth Bader" says that all sorts of people are coming up to him, of late, and telling him how they've observed Cormier...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier: Anthony Johnson showed true colors after UFC 187

Leading up to his UFC 182 championship fight against Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier dished out and took in a lot of negativity. The two bitter rivals couldn't wait until they met in the Octagon to first lay hands on one another, and even after the final horn sounded after five rounds of battle, they continued to take swings at each other. Fighting Anthony "Rumble" Johnson last month at...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Elimination Chamber, The Rock Had a Big Weekend and Daniel Cormier is a Huge Seth Rollins Fan

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  And still your WWE Divas Champion — Nikki Bella. No, you weren’t hallucinating … Kevin Owens did beat John Cena cleanly last night at Elimination Chamber. Read all the results here and watch our post-game show immediately following the event. Yes, Kevin Owens and John Cena will be having a rematch and...
Via Between The Ropes
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Daniel Cormier’s UFC 187 title win make him the legit champion in fans eyes?

Daniel Cormier UFC light heavyweight champion By Sammy Perez For the first time in four years, the UFC has a light heavyweight champion not named Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier (16-1, 6 KO’s 5 subs), who just four months ago lost in his bid to wrestle (no pun intended) the title away from Jones, made good on an unexpected golden opportunity when he defeated number one contender Anthony...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader Wants First Crack at Newly Crowned Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier shut down Anthony Johnson’s power punching to win the light heavyweight title on Saturday night. (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports). Daniel Cormier (16-1) proved his mettle Saturday night by surviving the firepower that Anthony Johnson (19-5) brought into the cage.  Within the first 2 minutes of the fight, Johnson, arguably the hardest hitter on the UFC roster...
Via The Sports Journal
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson Still Wins Big At UFC 187 Despite Loss To Daniel Cormier

Anthony Johnson (pictured) may have left Las Vegas without the light heavyweight title, but that doesn’t mean Johnson left UFC 187 empty handed. As a matter of fact, Johnson bolted with a duffle bag full of cash. On Tuesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission revealed the disclosed salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s event. Johnson was tied with middleweight...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Next For UFC 187’s Big Winners?

Daniel Cormier: Cormier claimed the vacant light-heavyweight title on Saturday night and then looked into the camera and told former champ Jon Jones to ‘get your sh*t together’ so they could have a rematch and establish a true, undisputed champion once again. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem likely that’s going to be Cormier’s next fight as Jones is facing serious charges...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Finally Makes A Good Decision

It would have been so easy for Jon Jones (pictured) to thumb out a tweet or issue an Instagram when Daniel Cormier put him on blast after capturing Jones’ vacant UFC light heavyweight title on Saturday. Cormier couldn’t have set his archenemy up any better to return fire. Numerous fans were sitting in front of their computers with their Twitter pages open expecting to hear...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC187: Cormier Wins But I Refuse To Call Him Champ

Daniel Cormier won at UFC 187 but I refuse to label him as the UFC Light-Heavyweight champion. I’m not hating or throwing shade to Cormier. He looked awesome at UFC 187 against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Early in the fight Cormier took some shots that we’ve seen snatch the souls of other fighters while displaying an iron-like chin. A chin tested for the first time at this...
Via BadCulture
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187: A New Champion Rises, An Old Grudge Remerges

Daniel Cormier victory at UFC 187 has set up a potential mega fight with Jon Jones, if he ever returns to the cage. The post UFC 187: A New Champion Rises, An Old Grudge Remerges appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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