Here are his words:
Cormier explained that the moment which most cemented his decision to put off surgery came during his recent exhibition wrestling match against two-time NCAA champion Chris Pendleton at July's UFC Fan Expo. Cormier defeated Pendleton by a score of 12-5, however there was a sequence during the match when Pendleton dove in deep on a single. While defending the takedown, Cormier realized that his knee "didn't feel any worse than it has for the past five years."
"[I told my doctor] let me just see how this LCL feels in a month or so and I'll let you know," he said. "And my LCL doesn't hurt anymore, so now my knee just feels like it always has.
"I'm doing everything. I'm wrestling. I was at Jay Glazer's gym the other day, we were training with some NFL players and we started doing back handsprings, and I did a backflip. If I can do a backflip, my knee is fine."
Jones Era >> Machida Era
Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Michael Johnson, Jose Aldo, Chris Weidman.
omg DC is sooo fake like wow!!
I should have also specified with the assistance of a trampoline. I could see a back flip on a trampoline being maneuvered by that husky fella.
As far as Gus's complaint, many people see the first fight going to Gus (personally I saw it 3-2 Jones but I can see it going either way). I think with as close as the first fight was and the destruction of Manuwa he's earned it. You could make an argument that Cormier hasn't earned his shot either. Beating a new comer to the UFC, then Dan Henderson on the downhill slide of his career doesn't earn a title shot in my opinion.
And yes I know he's was doing well as a heavyweight and decided to drop down. Yes the precedent has been set in the past for ridiculous paths to title shots when switching weight classes. I just think he needed to fight a top 5 opponent before getting his shot is all.
Last edited by helipoison; 08-13-2014 at 05:58 AM. Reason: forgot the last paragraph
he pulled out because of a torn meniscus and a sprained ankle? Really?
Fuck this motherfucking shit. To wait until septembre 27 was long enough, now we have to wait until january 3rd?
Not only brazilians can do this stuff
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