Jon Jones: 'If I Were To Bet, I'd Go with Daniel Cormier'
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 4:48
"I had three and a half weeks to get prepared for a championship fight and still found a way to outwork him", he said.
"I gave my commitment to another job, something that I have been wanting to do for a while", Johnson said after the fight.
"I didn't even tell Dana White". It's not MMA-related or anything like that.
"I like Corey Anderson but you just beat Corey Anderson". "All these guys they start talking about who they would rather fight because this fight would be more fun and better". Cormier got back up quickly. The fight will also be shown live on pay-per-view. "Just because of the last performance [against Johnson] and it boils back down to what I was just saying, you've got to have the total package to beat people at a certain level of this sport and DC is closer to that level of having that flawless, complete game".
The Netherlands' Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) secured a controversial TKO victory over former middleweight champion Chris Weidman after confusion about the rules.
After losing the first round, a fired-up Mousasi landed two knees to the head of the American, leaving him dazed. He's always just one strike away from victory. You can find his podcast, "The Fight Club Chicago", and subscribe on iTunes.
NY does not allow the referees to consult replays, further adding to the confusion when the video showed the referee's error.
Unlike the main event, the second-biggest fight on the card is expected to go the distance.
"If Jones fights, Jones is going to be a co-main event anyway".
On the distaff side, Cynthia Calvillo takes on Pearl Gonzalez in the straw weight division. The New York State Athletic Commission wouldn't let Gonzalez compete in the women's strawweight fight because she has breast implants, but Gonzalez was cleared to fight later in the afternoon.
Calvillo's impressive ground skills proved superior as she outgrappled the powerful striker Gonzalez, nearly securing victory at the end of the first round before the klaxon sounded.
The Muay Thai wrecking machine rolled the back the years and put on a vintage display against Cote, defeating the now-retired Canadian via unanimous decision.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson is favored to win the rematch, as he is getting odds of -125 to win, while Cormier is listed with odds of -105 to win.
Charles Oliveira defeated Will Brooks via submission. But he got a second chance to weigh in, and-after disappearing behind the stage for under a minute-he somehow weighed in at least 1.2 pounds lighter to successfully make weight.