UFC 210 Fighters Make Weight and Set Their Focus on Fight Night
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 16:13
Johnson had won the first round on all three judges' score-cards after opting to grapple with Cormier, although those tactics ultimately resulted in his demise shortly afterwards.
The 28-year-old Jones lamented that if not for taking a sexual-enhancement pill, which he says led to the positive test, he would have already regained the title he has now lost twice due to suspensions.
"I feel if people don't want to believe that I've matured a lot, then they don't have to, and it's up to me to earn that trust", Jones said. "I've always been here". I see DC trying to come at me and take my head off just as much as I am trying to take his head off.
He told a post-fight press conference: "It's just business, you know".
"I will never, ever forget you".
Shortly after his win, Cormier spoke with UFC.com and said that he was enjoying the feeling of once again overcoming the odds.
The beaten fighter announced his retirement in the immediate aftermath of last night's main event.
Cormier predicted his victory over Johnson would go down just as it did. "And the pot starts yelling 'you're dirty, ' while you're sitting there with a steroid needle". That's my opinion on that. You sit there over there, pot, with your Cialis, or whatever that s- is called. The fight will also be shown live on pay-per-view.
Talking through tears, Johnson thanked everyone who gave him a chance in the sport and Cormier for giving him the opportunity to fight again.
'The last couple have been tough, ' he said. "I like his little thing, 'One shot, one kill.' It sounds cool". A guy that wears sweat suits is pretty cool. But Jimi Manuwa can't give me anything, man. Following this win, Cormier is likely going to compete opposite Jimi Manuwa. "I would imagine there has to be some type of commission or something to go back and see this blatant foul play and address it". A fight-ending choke soon followed. That was absolutely nuts. He beat me, so what? The challenger perhaps took note of that and tried to wear on the champ by forcing him to grapple early in the fight, prompting a clinch against the cage after a brief skirmish on the feet.
"I could actually walk away today and be completely proud of my career in mixed martial arts. I would be fine".