UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier successfully defended the gold against Anthony Johnson at UFC 210.
After his victory, the champion gave Jimi Manuwa, who was sitting cage side, a brief verbal assault and declared that he wasn’t a contender for the gold.
An angry Manuwa has now responded to the words from the champion and what he said isn’t very pleasant at all.
“I think he felt the presence,” Manuwa said on MMA Junkie Radio. “That’s why he forced himself to come to me. He’s the champion, and he came to me. He’s like, ‘Do you want to fight?’ I’m like, ‘Why do you think I’m here?’ I’m sitting cageside watching the fight. He felt the presence, and he knows deep down. Why would he come to me? I’m No. 4; I’m no one in the division. He knows. He knows I’ll break the rest of his face, as well. I swear.”
Manuwa is coming off of his first main event win in the UFC, defeating Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 107.
The British slugger has even taken aim at the way the champion dresses himself.
“Talking about my Gucci jumpsuit – have you seen the way this guy dresses? He dresses like his mom dresses him,” Manuwa said. “He’s a (expletive) big potato. This designer stuff won’t even fit him. He’s like a round ball.”
These two competitors do have common opponents in Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson, two fighters Cormier defeats and two fight who defeated Manuwa.