Friday, 20 July, 2018

Daniel Cormier goes big in quest to make history

Jeannette Daniel | 09 July, 2018, 04:15

"Know that those odds, and all that money that they bet on him, it's tied to one outcome", Cormier stated. "I knock people out and I win". There's no other way he beats me. "Ngannou is a piece of s-t". The story is created to make Brock look as if he is actually holding the championship hostage so that whoever ends up facing him will get a babyface reaction when going up against a heel Lesnar. Cormier laid out his belief that the oddsmakers have the fight wrong making Miocic about a minus-240 favorite because while Cormier can win through his wrestling and submissions, or through the clinch or potentially even as a boxer, Miocic may need to rely exclusively on his power.

We see this fight playing out very much like that with Cormier parrying Miocic's punches and keeping him at bay until he ultimately gets a takedown. "And I'm gonna keep winning". This would not have happened unless a fight is in the works. He won the Strikeforce heavyweight title before leaving the division when he joined the UFC because he didn't want to fight Cain Velasquez, his training partner and the former UFC heavyweight champ. Miocic has more to lose; he has defended the heavyweight title three times already and faces Cormier, who is the light-heavyweight champion and has never lost. Could Brock Lesnar versus Daniel Cormier be the match that takes the UFC out of its slump?


"It's a true superfight", he said.

For all the talk about champion-vs. -champion bouts over the years in the UFC, their actual history is just two chapters long. Miocic has made a record three consecutive title defenses at heavyweight, where the limit is 265 pounds. "I think he definitely has the power advantage, and I also think because of his wrestling background, it's going to be very hard for DC to take him down consistently", Florian explained when speaking to MMAWeekly. The heavyweight title is on the line and below we discuss why the oddsmakers have it all wrong as Daniel Cormier is poised to capture his second divisional crown. He was still a prospect. And Stipe Miocic is the guy that's supposed to do it?

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