Daniel Cormier: Weight Cut "Very Tough", But Something He'll Get Better At

Cormier (18-2), who recorded his second title defense, acknowledged Jones in his post-fight interview.

Daniel Cormier tries to avoid a punch from Anthony Johnson.

In a highly anticipated rematch, it was "DC" who emerged victorious as the second fight was nearly a carbon copy of the first - with Johnson getting out-wrestled and eventually tapping to a rear naked choke submission in the second round.

While Cormier could well have passed fluids in those intervening moments, some pointed to the fact that Cormier was holding onto the towel when he stepped onto the scales for the second time. Now, we have seen bouts where fighters attempt to surprise their opponent by besting them at their own game.

UFC 210 was full of controversy and head scratchers in different areas, and Twitter was all over every aspect of the night.

Since then, to earn his way back into the UFC light-heavyweight title picture, Johnson has won three straight fights, all by knockout. Cormier's most recent disclosed payday was $500,000 for a nontitle fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 200 last July in Las Vegas. His nemesis Jon Jones was also in the crowd but DC dismissed the suspended former champion and said: 'You need to get your academics in order before you step back into the classroom'. "Why would I go into another sport that is the same thing as this and you take all this impact and stuff?"


"But I didn't want any distractions".

"This is my last fight", Johnson said in the Octagon, via ESPN. With about 90 seconds left in the round, Johnson connected on a left high kick which wobbled Cormier and appeared to break the champion's nose.

"I don't have any excuses, I lost again to the better man", he said, as quoted on MMAFighting. "I have to thank you all for being there for me". "I definitely feel like it's my time right now", Johnson said. The fight came to an end when Cormier pulled Johnson's head back with one arm to slide his other under the neck.

"I gave my commitment to another job, something that I've been wanting to do for a while", Johnson told Joe Rogan.

"I went all out and don't regret anything", he wrote on Facebook. I was ready to do that for you guys. I've been here the whole time.

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