It might have been damp and dreary outside the KeyBank Centre on Thursday afternoon, but inside the building the temperature was quickly rising.
Their first meeting, at UFC 187, was for the belt vacated by Jon Jones and Cormier claimed the spoils by submitting "Rumble" with a rear-naked choke. "I've got a tough guy in front of me who's good in all areas, experienced guy who's on a win streak". But if he dares to step foot in that Octagon... something bad will happen.
Those are pretty strong words from the intense champ.
In other words, this is one particular title bout that is not to be missed - so make sure you join us live to see who prevails. New York State Athletic Commission officials met with the media, however, explaining a policy that states fighters are allowed two extra hours to make weight for championship fights only.
Daniel Cormier ups the smack talking in the latest episode of "UFC: Embedded" leading into UFC 210 on April 8th from Buffalo, New York.
Regardless of Cormier's feelings, Jones will be at UFC 210 to scout what will likely be his next opponent.
But the NYSAC refused to accept that version of events and it appears Cormier's schedule rematch with Johnson will go ahead with the light heavyweight title on the line as planned.
The UFC is making silly fights, I get pushed around. DC beat me, Jon beat DC, everybody picks me to beat Jon. I was disappointed in what I saw, but also saw things that weren't hard to correct, so I guess maybe that's why I'm just so relaxed right now because I know I corrected my mistakes and I'm just ready to go out there and do it.
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Swansea City were left utterly stunned at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night as Spurs came back very late on to win 3-1. Maybe last season, we wouldn't have won that game from that position.
While he's a slight favourite with the odds-makers, Johnson seems to big favourite with the fans.
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"If a knockout comes, then a knockout comes". I don't know what he'll be like but we'll see. Every fight, somebody says something.
Waiting for the American is the on-a-roll Mousasi, victor of his last four fights. The 30-year-old Gonzalez's best qualities are her wrestling and submission game. Mousasi is generally considered one of the most unsafe finishers in the whole sport. "I am a NY born and raised guy so it would be nice if they do".
Brooks, a long time Bellator fighter, has had two fights in the UFC and has won half of them.
Gegard Mousasi usually walks into the weigh-ins with a scruffy haircut looking as if he's just rolled out of bed, but there's no questioning the Dutch middleweight's dominance in the Octagon when fight night arrives.
Only problem is, if you haven't purchased your ticket yet, the event is already sold out.
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