Close Article Return to stream X
MMA

Daniel Cormier Is Taking High Risk Fight vs. Patrick Cummins

+Read full article
Daniel Cormier

Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier better be extremely careful at UFC 170, because he is facing a man who has absolutely nothing to lose. Rashad Evans, who was supposed to fight Cormier, was injured and had to drop out of the fight. In steps Patrick Cummins who is an undefeated fighter and was a training partner of Cormier. Cummins has embraced the spotlight and has started a war of words with Cormier about how he made Cormier cry during wrestling practice. This move was either extremely dumb by Cummins or a stroke of genius. The best case scenario is that he got into Cormier’s head which makes him fight recklessly. The worst case scenario is that it made Cormier see red and he punches Cummins so hard that his body shoots into another dimension. Either way something awesome happens so the fans have a win-win here.

I think it was a bad idea for Cormier to take this fight because he literally has nothing to gain from it but a paycheck. If he wins, good; he was supposed to. If he loses, he very well may not get a title shot for another year. I respect that he wants to fight, but when he does fight he better go in cool and calculated. He needs to realize that although Cummins is not as experienced, he is still dangerous. Cummins has knockout power and, more importantly, nothing to lose. Cummins gets to fight in the UFC which is already a win for him, and I’m sure Dana White will give him another fight if he loses this one. Cummins is probably going to fight his heart out, so Cormier better be prepared to deal with a wild man.

Cormier can easily win this fight; he just needs to be cautious and pick his shots. As long as he fights like he is supposed, everything will be fine. I am just hoping that he does not go in there seeing red and get emotional, because if he does Cummins has a serious shot at winning this affair.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Dana White Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Can Beat Rafael dos Anjos

Things are getting interesting ahead of UFC 196. The headlining fight at that March 5 pay-per-view event will see UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor move up to lightweight to face the champion of that division Rafael dos Anjos. If McGregor succeeds he will become the first UFC fighter to hold belts in two different divisions simultaneously. The oddsmakers have McGregor as the favorite ahead of the fight. UFC president Dana White doesn’t necessarily hold the same opinion.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Ronda Rousey’s Mom Predicted Holly Holm Would Knock Her Out

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars is the first woman ever to win a gold medal at the World Judo Championship doing so in 1984. She is also the mother of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Further she may be the most vocal critic of Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Appearing on Submission Radio De Mars once again spoke out on Tarverdyan commenting on Rousey’s loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. “I predicted it in advance Ronda trained with an idiot and a fraud” said De Mars.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Ronda Rousey’s Coach Breaks Silence on KO Loss to Holly Holm

We haven’t heard much from Ronda Rousey or her camp about the loss Rousey suffered to Holly Holm in November. Sure Rousey recently hosted Saturday Night Live and briefly addressed her UFC 193 knockout loss in her monologue but as far as detailed comments on the fight there has been mostly silence. That changed earlier this week when Rousey’s trainer Edmond Tarverdyan spoke to ESPN. Tarverdyan took a lot of heat in the days following the fight. Most of that heat was generated when his fighter bloodied and breathing from her mouth sat down on her stool at the end of Round 1.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Dana White Responds to Jose Aldo’s Demand for Conor McGregor Rematch

On Thursday UFC president Dana White appearing on the “Opie and Jim Norton” radio show said “It’s one of those things; we made the fight the first time and he got hurt and had to pull out. Then we made it again and it ended in 13 seconds. It’s tough to make that fight again right away. Plus Conor wants to be a two-belt champion so he wants to fight dos Anjos.” While White didn’t totally rule out an Aldo versus McGregor rematch his comments make the fight seem unlikely. McGregor’s next fight will take place on March 5 when he moves up to lightweight to try and capture Rafael dos Anjos’ title.

Comment 0 Comments