The poster for the upcoming UFC 210 pay-per-view event has been released and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier isn’t too happy about it.
He first took to Instagram to talk about the issues:
Cormier also appeared on MMA Junkie Radio to vent his frustrations.
“When you look at the poster, what’s the first thing that pops out at you? A massive ‘Rumble’ Johnson,” Cormier said. “But as I’ve looked at it, and as I’ve thought about it, there was once a poster with, like I said, ‘Cowboy’ (Donald Cerrone) and (Rafael) Dos Anjos, and it ended in the first round (with Dos Anjos retaining the lightweight title). There was also Georges St-Pierre-Nick Diaz — Georges St-Pierre retained (the welterweight title). So if anything, they’re kind of putting luck on my side. Make ‘Rumble’ bigger. Make him actually bigger so that I can win the fight as I know I am going to do.”
DC hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since earning a decision win over former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva at UFC 200. Much like their first fight, Cormier believes that Anthony Johnson is simply not good enough to beat him.
“In the world that I live in, Anthony Johnson just is not good enough to beat me. He’s not going to do it,” Cormier said. “I’m going to beat him again on April 10. He will continue to beat all the other guys in the division, because he is that good. But Anthony Johnson would not beat Jon Jones, and Anthony Johnson will not beat me. At 170 he was a tough guy, knocked some people out. At 205 he’s the third best fighter in the world, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of.”
UFC 210 takes place on Saturday, April 8 from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining.