Matches to Make After UFC 210
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 21:42
The Fight Pass stream will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will run through 8 p.m., at which point Fox Sports 1 will carry coverage for two hours.
Cormier came back two minutes later naked and holding a towel in front of him.
Jones's prediction of Cormier retaining the title echoes Cormier's assessment that he has more ways to win than Johnson.
"We're in the championship fight in his backyard, and he's going around signing autographs and hosting after-parties", Cormier said. Johnson knocked Cormier down in the first round, but the Olympic wrestler was able to recover and score a third-round submission with a rear-naked choke. After securing a takedown, Cormier took Johnson's back and delivered punches and hammer fists.
"It's like you take a table and you put a bunch of kitchen appliances, and at the end of one side, there is a pot and at the other end there is a kettle", Cormier said. When I stepped in there, I have a lot of friends and family here, so I was riding their momentum and then when I heard them roar and scream my name it was like I was in there with the whole arena with all their power.
Cormier then turned his attention to former champion Jon Jones, who as also in attendance.
"I have no intentions of going in there and harassing the guy". Jones' doping ban expires in July, just days before UFC 213 in Las Vegas, fueling speculation that Jones could meet the Cormier-Johnson victor in a championship bout.
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During his post-fight interview, Johnson told Joe Rogan he was retiring from the sport. But days before the fight, Jones received a one year suspension again, this time from the United States Anti Doping Agency [USADA] after testing positive for estrogen blockers. "I'm the only guy to ever beat him so if anyone has unfinished business Cormier I feel he has unfinished business with me". As weigh-ins draw near, Team Alpha Male strawweight Cynthia Calvillo readies for her second fight in five weeks, while opponent Pearl Gonzalez visits Niagara Falls ahead of her Octagon debut.
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Giardina said commission officials did not notice Cormier's hands on the towel. "It's just something I have to do and in due time, everybody will know".
"It's not a good job when i get a second opportunity for whoever I'm facing", he said Thursday during media day. I think he has a very strong chance to do it, a punchers chance.