Daniel C. Details the Backstage Encounter That Changed His Respect for Anthony J

Daniel Cormier Details the Backstage Encounter That Changed His Respect for Anthony Johnson

Jon Jones is gone for the time being, Daniel Cormier has been handed the UFC light heavyweight belt again, and Anthony…

“RUMBLE JOHNSON AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RESPECTFUL WITH EACH OTHER, BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED AT UFC 214 THAT HAS FOREVER MADE ME CHANGE THE WAY I’M GOING TO INTERACT WITH ANTHONY JOHNSON. SO, I WALK INTO THE BACK OF THE WEIGH-INS FOR UFC 214, AND THERE’S RUMBLE. AND I GO UP TO RUMBLE AND HE SAYS ‘WHAT’S UP DC? YOU LOOK GOOD.’ GIVE HIM A HUG, AND I SAY ‘HEY MAN, I HOPE YOU’RE ENJOYING YOUR RETIREMENT. YOU SEEM HAPPY. I WISH YOU NOTHING BUT CONTINUED SUCCESS’, AND I GO ABOUT MY BUSINESS — AS MUCH AS YOU’D EXPECT TWO GUYS WHO HAVE COMPETED AND AVE RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER WOULD INTERACT. THEN IN WALKS JON JONES, AND I EXPECT HIM TO — A GUY HE WAS SUPPOSED TO FIGHT, AND MAY AT SOME POINT STILL FIGHT — GIVE HIM THE SAME TYPE OF CONVERSATION AND KIND OF KEEP IT MOVING, AS A MAN. BUT JON WALKS IN, THEY GIVE EACH OTHER THE SHAKE AND THE HUG, AND THEY TALK A LITTLE BIT. AND THE CONVERSATION SEEMS LIKE ANTHONY IS ALMOST GIVING HIM ADVICE … LIKE PRE-FIGHT STUFF.”

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