UFC 210: Daniel Cormier Responds to Doubters, Says Anderson Silva Bout Was “Easiest Fight” in Career
By FCF Staff’
Daniel Cormier may be 38 year’s old now, and has fought just once since 2015, but the champ insists he remains the same caliber of fighter who defeated Anthony Johnson before.
Cormier is preparing to rematch Johnson at UFC 210, which will take place on April 8th in Buffalo. Since “DC” submitted Johnson at UFC 187 to become the 205 champion, he’s been sidelined with two injuries, and has scored decision wins over Anderson Silva and Alexander Gustafsson.
Johnson, on the other hand, has finished Ryan Bader, Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa, and only the latter made it into the second round.
Recently the UFC held a media call to promote the upcoming event. Cormier was asked to comment on the theory that perhaps he’s lost a step, since his first meeting with Johnson, and the champion said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I have no idea what people are talking about,” Cormier said. “I fought Anderson Silva on two days’ notice (at UFC 200) and I beat a guy who people consider the greatest fighter of all-time, 30-26 across the board. There was no danger in that fight. That was the easiest fight of my entire career. I don’t know how I lost a step. If anything, I feel like I’m still able to get these takedowns whenever I choose to.”
Cormier went on to say that he believes he’s a better fighter now, than when he faced Johnson in May, 2015.