Daniel Cormier ran into the Octagon at UFC on FOX 7 on Saturday, the heavyweight apparently eager to make his UFC debut.
But he wasn't nearly as active once the fight began. He did get the win, but only by outmaneuvering two-time UFC champ Frank Mir in a listless fight that drew jeers from many of those assembled inside HP Pavilion.
"Obviously, you are going to continue to fight your fight, but you can't ignore that," Cormier said of the boos from a fan base that embraced Cormier during a successful run at Strikeforce. "That's something I really don't like. I want to put on exciting fights. I want to be in the fight where people are enjoying it."
It was a rare lackluster bout not only for Cormier, but for the UFC on FOX 7 card. There were eight knockouts, tying UFC 92 for the most KO's on one card.
The fight ended just like Cormier's first 11 pro fights: His hand was raised at the end. There was something, however, that was different, something Cormier said he noticed minutes be...