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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier responds to claims that he's got an inflated ego since winning the title

When Daniel Cormier wrapped up a rear naked choke and forced Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson to tap out at UFC 187 to become the new light heavyweight champion it was like a dream come true for the 36-year old fighter from Louisiana. Cormier has long sought becoming a champion during his athletic career, but came up short on several occasions. He wrestled in the same weight class as Cael...
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18 days ago  |  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,...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier felt bad for Ryan Bader after he got passed over for title shot

When Kenny Florian asked UFC president Dana White about the next opponent for Daniel Cormier on the most recent edition of "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1, the newly crowned light heavyweight champion had an idea who it would be but that didn't save him from the shock just about everybody felt when it was confirmed. White revealed that former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson would...
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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

Ryan Bader Gets Burned For UFC Title Shot

Wednesday was not a good day to be Ryan Bader (pictured). Despite winning four straight scraps, UFC president Dana White decided to bypass Bader and grant Alexander Gustafsson first crack at light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s freshly-minted title.The fact that Gustafsson has lost two of his last three bouts and is coming off a first round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson has...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier dedicates his world title to family who supported him in leaner times

Saturday night was an emotional one for the new UFC light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier. He was flattened by a punch in the first round of UFC 187's main event by Anthony Johnson, but got back up, came from behind and submitted "Rumble." Then, Cormier went from jubilant to taunting when he called out stripped former champion Jon Jones in his post-fight interview. At the post...
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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...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Soundtrack to UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier - the walkout songs

UFC 187 will probably go down as one of the best cards of all 2015 and the fighters competing on Saturday night in Las Vegas also set the bar really high when it came to an eclectic mix of songs chosen as they walked to the Octagon. (Explicit lyrics contained in many of the tracks below) Daniel Cormier has stuck by the Lil' Wayne track 'Right Above It' for pretty much his entire...
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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.
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

UFC 187 might go down as the best event of the entire year after a star-studded affair with two title fights including a new light heavyweight champion being crowned in the main event. With Jon Jones on indefinite suspension, Daniel Cormier choked out Anthony Johnson to win the vacant title at 205 pounds, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being a champion. Middleweight champ Chris Weidman...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson Let Cardio Become His Kryptonite At UFC 187

After coming to grips that he could no longer squeeze his massive light heavyweight (even heavyweight) body into a welterweight frame, Anthony Johnson (pictured) transformed into an absolute beast. He rattled off nine straight wins en route to becoming the most physically imposing man in the 205-pound division. He’s got strength, speed, skills, experience, power and athleticism...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Daniel Cormier And Ryan Bader’s Heated Exchange Post-fight At UFC 187

At the UFC 187 post-fight press conference last night a heated exchange broke out between new light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader who was in the audience. Bader had originally been set to fight Cormier before ‘DC’ was called in to replace Jon Jones against Anthony Johnson and the No.5 ranked contender was keen to stake his claim for the next shot at the title...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 187 Post-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find UFC 187 post-fight interviews with all four of the fighters who topped the bill at last nights UFC 187 event in Las Vegas including new light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman. — Daniel Cormier (+ Arnold Schwarzenegger!): Daniel Cormier / Anthony Johnson: Chris Weidman: Chris Weidman / Vitor Belfort:
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier Submits Anthony Johnson To Claim 205lb Title At UFC 187

Daniel Cormier managed to withstand Anthony Johnson’s early striking blitz tonight at UFC 187 and then began to turn the screw, using his world class wrestling and hard ground and pound to wear him down before finishing in the third round via submission. Round One: The main event of the evening for the vacant light-heavyweight title is underway. Johnson feels out with a jab...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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