UFC 210 Ended With A Couple Surprises
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 21:35
The distraught American called for an immediate rematch and Mousasi responded by saying: "If he wants his rematch, I can give it to him". It's not MMA related.
Jones watched cageside with his arms outstretched as Cormier dismissed his presence, yelling, "Who?"
Johnson who held at record of 22-6, and just 33 years of age chose to call it quits.
The unpredictable nature of UFC 210 was supplanted by the controversy which reigned over the comain event clash between Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi.
White said he did not talk to Jones, despite the former champ being in the arena, but said they would talk soon.
Following that announcement, Johnson quickly made his way to the locker room but Cormier was not done celebrating his victory.
Cormier defeated Johnson to win the vacated light heavyweight title in their first go-round, a matchup that was arranged on short notice after champion Jon Jones, scheduled to fight Johnson, was suspended for a hit-and-run incident that forced him to vacate the title. Despite the loss, Johnson is widely regarded as one of the best fighters at 205 pounds and one of the best finishers in the sport. I like Corey Anderson, but you just beat Corey Anderson.
The members of the UFC's light heavyweight division sleep a lot easier tonight, knowing that Anthony Johnson won't be around to throw hammers at them anymore.
"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.
"I couldn't believe he was going to force the wrestling", Cormier said afterwards. After the win, Manuwa called for a title shot against the victor of Cormier-Johnson, saying his catchphrase: "One shot, one kill".
UFC President Dana White went out of his way to compliment Buffalo for its hospitality, making sure local media knew it was beyond what they often experience in other cities. His only two defeats in that second Octagon run were in championship bouts to Cormier, but it's unlikely that those fights will be the enduring memory of Rumble. Is that guy even eligible to fight yet? When he gets his academics in order he can come back to the classroom.
The win leaves Oliveira joint second behind countryman Royce Gracie for the highest number of submission wins in UFC history.
The second knee appeared to hit while Weidman had both hands on the mat, which is still illegal.
There was a lot of controversy surrounding this fight after it was nearly called off by the New York State Athletic Commission because Gonzalez has breast implants.
Alves used his kickboxing skills to get the best of Cote for the majority of the fight, which was enough to earn a unanimous decision in the welterweight matchup on straight 30-27 scores.
The champion then started retaliating with knees to the body and had the challenger in a headlock momentarily before the latter got to wiggle out.