Cormier Says He Has to "Survive First 7 Minutes" Against Rumble

Posted April 07, 2017

DC and Rumble last did battle in May of 2015 at UFC 187 in which Cormier won the fight, and the vacant title, via submission in the 3rd round.

"I think it's good, they're a good team to play against".

'Daniel didn't break me; I broke myself'.

'It was eating at me the whole time and in the middle of the night, I was like, 'Screw it!' and made a decision to watch the fight.

Maybe fresh contender Jimi Manuwa will get his shot or perhaps Cormier will entertain look to add a second title to his trophy case and return to heavyweight to challenge the victor of next month's championship tilt between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos.

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Since losing to Cormier, the challenger has reeled off three straight knock-outs, with two in the very first round.

Who do you think will win between Cormier and Thompson? It's about me accomplishing a goal that I set out to accomplish. "I am happy that these fans finally get to watch fights", said UFC middleweight Chris Weidman.

"A lot of people think they can break A.J., which is kind of amusing", Hooft said.

"Ryan Bader shot from halfway across the Octagon".

"Maybe before Jones is back, they line up that title fight", Teixeira told MMAjunkie.

"[But] when we talk about him being a completely different fighter, I don't necessarily know what you guys are basing this on", Cormier continued.

"It comes to a point where you get exhausted of talking". "If I had to fight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at a barbecue or at a bar, I would fight him at a barbecue or at a bar. The day you see me throw an armbar, that's probably the day I retire". If we look at the Cormier-Gustafsson fight, Cormier was rocked badly with a knee and a follow-up left hand. USADA gave him the max suspension that they could give him so, to me, he's a cheater. "He's a great fighter (Transcription via MMAFighting)". Basically what that means is that for every $100 you put down, you would win $104 You can get live MMA odds at BetOnline Sportsbook. I don't want to be a could've been, or one of those guys that they talk about on the (message) boards saying 'this guy could've been this and he could've been that, ' or 'should've been, ' and all of this and all of that. I'm happy and I have no pressure on me right now. "I want to be that guy who they say, 'he did it'".