Former light heavyweight champion Jones is now serving the final months of a one-year suspension handed down by USADA [United States Anti-Doping Authority], after he was pulled from his title showdown against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 due to anti-doping policy violation last summer. Whatever arguments they have to make to favour their desired opinion or desired outcome, they will make that argument, so for me to sit there and pull my hair trying to change this thought process is insane.
'Daniel didn't break me; I broke myself'.
Given what a win over Jones would do for both Cormier and Johnson's legacies, accepting a main event against the 29-year-old should be something of a no brainer for both guys.
"I still look at it and think, 'That's not me out there.' It's more of a disappointment because of my performance, not even the fact that I lost; just my performance".
"He fought how DC fights", Johnson said about Cormier's latest UFC showings.
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Edwards believes the Cormier and Johnson headliner could be an even closer battle than the last time they met, when Cormier won by third-round submission after getting rocked early by Johnson: "Cormier is comfortable throwing these takedowns at you and chain-wrestling to get a guy down". It's about me accomplishing a goal that I set out to accomplish. Some guys - Ryan Bader was scared of him; he shot him halfway across the octagon. "Who knows, we've got a month to figure that out".
"It comes to a point where you get exhausted of talking".
"It's actually insane", laughed Cormier, when asked about the asterisk many want to affix to his title reign and use to discount his tremendous career accomplishments. He fought for a total of seven minutes since him and I fought, but he's this completely different fighter?
"You don't get to where I am by mistake". "He told the truth about how long I've been in the cage since him and I fought". The victor of the fight will most likely fight Jones next, and a victory over Jones would catapult either man into the stratosphere of all-time greats. Basically what that means is that for every $100 you put down, you would win $104 You can get live MMA odds at BetOnline Sportsbook. If we look at the Cormier-Gustafsson fight, Cormier was rocked badly with a knee and a follow-up left hand. I'm happy and I have no pressure on me right now.
"I know there are a lot of people from Buffalo and the surrounding areas that are excited to watch it". If everybody else wants to ignore it, they can.