Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, is set to rematch No. 1-ranked 205-pound title contender, Anthony Johnson, in the main event of UFC 210, which takes place inside KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, on Sat., April 8, 2017.
"He better not come in my cage after I win, he's not welcome in there", Cormier stated emphatically. He's still suspended. When he's eligible to fight, he can walk in the cage.
"(If he does enter the Octagon) something bad will happen".
Those are pretty strong words from the intense champ.
"But realistically, we haven't had much to see".
However, just two minutes after weighing in at 206.2 pounds, Cormier was back on the scales and miraculously weighed in at the title fight limit of 205-pounds.
And with Jones under USADA-mandated suspension over a tainted supplement until July, those credentials are as good as any to give "Rumble" another crack at the gold.
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Cormier (18-1) finds himself in a almost identical situation for Saturday's championship rematch at UFC 210 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, sitting as a -105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100) according to oddsmakers.
I'd appreciate if you could tell me get your mindset leading into this fight. "But I don't want to be a guy who's always fighting because 9 percent on every million, that's a lot of money". I put these guys away. Cormier beat him in their previous match-up back in 2015, but instead of stressing over the rematch, Johnson says he's quiet relaxed.
"If a knockout comes, then a knockout comes".
"I know what you did".
"Anthony has done a tremendous job as he's come up the weight classes but, we're talking about a rivalry with a guy that many consider the greatest fighter of all time", Cormier said.
It was a well-contested fight in which Cormier took the hardest shot that was offered by Johnson, who is pound-for-pound the heaviest hitter in the sport. The 30-year-old Gonzalez's best qualities are her wrestling and submission game.
In the lead-up to what's guaranteed to be a hard-hitting night of UFC action, here's everything you need to know about the event. Mousasi is generally considered one of the most risky finishers in the whole sport.