Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban
- Author: Marlene Weaver Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 7:27
Johnson was originally set to face Jon Jones but the latter was pulled three weeks before the fight after getting arrested for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in April 2015 in New Mexico.
In the night's main event, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier clashes with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson for a second time. I expect Rumble to be ready for the take down attempts, but I don't think he'll be able to get enough shots off. Cormier isn't almost as big as Rumble, but he'll use his quickness to hurt Rumble and in the end, pull out the win.
"It was absolutely nuts", Jones said of today's UFC 210 weigh ins.
So what changed, allowing Cormier to shed 1.2 pounds in just two hectic minutes?
Johnson's will to fight on when the chips are down has been brought into question before, and DC is exactly the type of fighter who will put him in the type of situations on the mat that will test his mental strength to the limit.
The fight is official, but it's telling that Cormier struggled to make weight.
"I'm really excited. I am more confident that ever, more physically and mentally prepared than ever". But, after surviving a brutal knockdown in their first bout, Cormier will not be able to do the same the second time around.
"He [Jones] better not come in my cage after I win", Cormier said during a media scrum Thursday at open workouts. "I want him to enjoy his moment - his last moments with the belt".
However, two years on, Cormier will have his work cut out facing a fighter who's matured and become far more well-rounded than the man he defeated at UFC 187.
"That was absolutely nuts", Jones said. "I couldn't believe what I was witnessing". His loss came against a very good fighter in Alex Oliveira (not Charles brother) and his win was against Ross Pearson.
During his last fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 200, the crowd booed the 38-year-old through the entire three rounds even though he won - but if that makes you think wrestling is boring then think again.
"I would imagine that there's some kind of commission to go back and see this blatant foul play and address it".
De la Torre (14-6 1 N/C MMA, 2-3 1 N/C UFC), who enters UFC 210 on the smaller end of the featherweight division, is known primarily for his boxing, owning knockout power and preferring to trade in the pocket. "And I'm just done giving it to people". I am not afraid to Anthony Johnson in no way, shape, or form. I am here representing my guys to the fullest extent.
The UFC was last in Buffalo in 1995.