UFC 206: Daniel Cormier Tells Anthony Johnson “You Can’t Have One Avenue to Victory”
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier understands just how dangerous of a fighter Anthony Johnson is, but the light-heavyweight champ says the contender will need more than just heavy hands in their rematch.
Cormier and Johnson have been booked to fight at UFC 206 on December 10th, which will take place in Toronto, Ontario. The two fought last May, and Cormier utilized his wrestling and top game to score a third round, submission win.
Recently the champion appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and here is some of what Cormier had to say about Johnson (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I respect Anthony,” Cormier said. “I like Anthony a lot. I think he’s a phenomenal fighter, he’s tough as nails, he hits hard as can be. But, truth is, if he doesn’t knock me out, he can’t win the fight, and that’s not enough. You can’t have one avenue to victory, he has to knock me out because I know Anthony Johnson can’t outwrestle me over 25 minutes, I know Anthony Johnson is not gonna submit me, I know the only way he can beat me is to knock me out. One avenue to victory is just not enough.”
Cormier last competed in July, and earned a UD win over Anderson Silva. Johnson, meanwhile, quickly knocked out Glover Teixeira in his last bout, which took place in August.