UFC 210: Cormier Dramatically Makes Weight
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 21:33
UFC 210 went down from the KeyBank Arena in Buffalo, New York and featured a main event between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and heavy hitting challenger Anthony "Rumble" Johnson.
From the first bell, everyone seemed a little confused as Anthony Johnson opted to grapple Cormier rather than keep his distance and utilise those bombs he's famously associated with, and it came back to haunt him.
Talking through tears, Johnson thanked everyone who gave him a chance in the sport and Cormier for giving him the opportunity to fight again.
It was the second time Johnson has fallen at the final hurdle with Cormier again thwarting his quest for the title.
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.
While he indeed wasn't knocked out, Cormier did take some heavy punches and a shin to the face that possibly broke his nose.
Cormier predicted his victory over Johnson would go down just as it did.
"Bones" Jones is now serving a ban for one-year ban after testing positive for a banned substance in a June 2016 out-of-competition sample.
"I intend to stir things up but I don't know what's going to happen".
Also now dead in the water is the hope that Johnson could have one day moved up to add new excitement to the heavyweight class, having alreaady proven he can hang there by defeating Andrei Arlovski a few years ago in the WSOF promotion.
Daniel Cormier (18-1) stepped on the scale for UFC 210 over the 205lb limit for his fight against Anthony Johnson (22-5) tomorrow on pay-per-view.
"OK, I didn't. I didn't see that", Giardina said.
"This was my last fight", Johnson said.
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Cormier chalked the near-miss up to a discrepancy between scales, telling FOX Sports 1, "I weighed in upstairs and I was like, 'Man, I'm OK -I'm going to do this.' We figured we had it done, (and) the scale was weighing different". "I mean, this is where he's from, I get it, but if it was me, and I was in this situation, I wouldn't here", he said.
"I don't think I wanted the world to know about my surgery and to be talked about like this", Gonzalez said.
"Who? Who? Is he eligible to fight yet?" "I'm exhausted and the time is now for me to keep it moving..."