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Thread: Daniel Cormier Remains on UFC 170, Meets Newcomer Patrick Cummins

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmawolverine View Post
    Aw man that shit got awkward and scringeworthy on fox sports. Dana sitting back smiling at his handywork and Patrick Cummins talking shit and flirting with blondey. DC is my man but he had no comeback for the break down of his crying story, best he could do was say he wont call him Pat anymore keeping it formal with Patrick. First time we've seen DC tongue tied this dude has gotten inside his head and been there a while.
    No he's not the whole thing was staged.

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    so apparently rivetheads hatred for prowrestling must be linked to childhood trauma same as my distain for clowns.
    I never understood why people shit on prowrestling for being fake. All performing arts are fake in the sense that they are scripted and predetermined but u dont hear people cryn that their favorite movie soap opera or ballet was fake. All performing arts require passion and skill stop dissn pro wrestling.

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    Cummins is another Ryan Bader. I think he'll hang tough in this fight and surprise some people.

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    Sara McMann passionately comes to the defense of Daniel Cormier
    "I reached out to you to defend somebody who’s worth defending," she said.

    Indeed, McMann was calling to defend her fellow U.S. Olympic wrestling mate, Daniel Cormier. She was particularly bothered by the fact that Cormier’s new UFC 170 opponent, newcomer Patrick Cummins, who agreed to fight Cormier on nine days' notice after Rashad Evans withdrew from the bout due to a knee injury, exploited wrestling tradition to attract the attention she so desperately avoids.

    "I don’t think people understand what we go through to be prepared for the Olympics," she said. "Wrestling is kind of different than a lot of other sports."

    McMann said she was "shocked" that Cummins was running with the story that he made Cormier cry during a wrestling practice a decade ago. And while Cormier hasn’t denied the claim, McMann said Cummins is taking too much credit for an accomplishment he didn’t necessarily earn.

    "The coaches are responsible for breaking him, not anybody else," McMann said. "It could be labeled as sadistic. It is so difficult. That’s how we prepare for things.

    "During these practices, we are always down on points. We have people rotating in on us. They are people in our weight class that are eating whatever they want, they’re fresh because they get breaks and we don’t. They have no pressure on them. It’s a little bit ridiculous because these practices are designed to break us. These coaches won’t stop until you are flaking out, until you are at your absolute lowest point. That’s the way it’s been in wrestling forever.

    "To say that he made [Cormier] cry, that’s just crazy to me."

    Cummins was a part of group of wrestlers brought in to help Cormier, a member of the 2004 and 2008 USA Olympic wrestling team, prepare for the 2004 Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. McMann, who won a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics, said she’s been in Cormier’s shoes before and reacted in a similar fashion.

    "Every single person in there feels that way.

    "This is a normal range of emotions that comes when you are being tested like that. It’s so that when you are in the biggest moments of your entire life, you know that you can pull your sh*t together and get it done."

    Interestingly enough, Cummins, who accepted the fight Thursday afternoon, has arguably garnered more media attention over the past few days than McMann has leading up to her title fight, which was announced on Dec. 28. McMann said she hasn’t noticed the apparent minimal coverage because she doesn’t pay attention to the media. She also said, if that’s true, there’s no one to blame but herself because she tends to avoid interviews.

    "That’s the great thing about fighting Ronda, she’ll sell the show. And that’s fine with me.

    "I don’t really need other people to believe in me, to know what I can do. I would have never been able to wrestle or even start MMA if that’s what I needed beforehand. Being a little unknown, I’m happier that way."

    McMann is a fairly sizable underdog going into Saturday night, but not as big as the newcomer Cummins, who enters his UFC debut just 4-0. They will share that in common come Saturday night. But while McMann believes Cummins’ time in MMA will come, she's not supportive of how he got to the big show.

    "I think Pat is a really great athlete, and I think this is going to be a tough fight, but I think that poking the bear and getting Daniel this pissed off, I don’t think it was a good idea," she said. "I don’t think he’s someone who breaks down when he gets pissed off. I think he’s someone who goes for blood. I don’t think that was the right approach to get into Daniel’s head.

    "Pat Cummins is dangerous because he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. That’s a very dangerous opponent. But to release that he somehow has some kind of advantage over Cormier, I just have to say no.

    "He’s painting the picture that Daniel is some little wussy, for lack of a better word, for having experienced this, when anybody who is worth a crap has been pushed to this limit."

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    I had a buddy who is a wrestling coach and consultant over who said the exact same thing repeatedly. He said they just keep rotating fresh guys in for 30-45 minutes until you break and everyone breaks.

    So what.
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    I had a buddy who is a wrestling coach and consultant over who said the exact same thing repeatedly. He said they just keep rotating fresh guys in for 30-45 minutes until you break and everyone breaks.

    So what.
    It is a desperate attempt to start a rivalry to try and salvage this card from getting less than 200k buys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    It is a desperate attempt to start a rivalry to try and salvage this card from getting less than 200k buys.
    Yup trying to legitimize this match as being a relevant co-main event rather then something thrown together at the last minute for a card that was likely to struggle on PPV buys before Rashad was even injured

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    It won't look as relevant if by some chance Cormier get smashed. People will just say he's "overrated".

    Want Cormier to smash him but I won't mind an upset since I dropped money against him eith those odds I couldn't pass lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    It is a desperate attempt to start a rivalry to try and salvage this card from getting less than 200k buys.
    Oh for sure. Ronda can't exactly throw daggers at McCann because she's a great lady and a fellow Olympian. So, they have to sell this garbage.
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer

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    This ppv is shit....

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