Cormier-Johnson 2: Rumble Issues Challenge, D.C. Responds

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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier appears to have self-booked himself a fight with number one contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at the year-end UFC pay-per-view event.

D.C. responded to “Rumble” after the knockout artist, who just dispatched of Glover Texieira with extreme prejudice at the UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 mega-event last month, took to social media to try and call out D.C. for a rematch at the November PPV at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“D.C., I want to fight you in New York City on Nov 12,” Johnson wrote on his official Facebook page. “We got 7.5 weeks to get ready and put on a fight for the fans of New York and the world to remember. It is our time to do battle! When Jon got into trouble and was removed from my title fight, I accepted you as an opponent on 3 weeks notice despite the dramatic change in fight style. You were the better man that night and took the belt. I didn’t demand an immediate rematch, it was well within my rights to do so. I went to the back of the line and fought my way back to the front. To headline the the event in Maddison Square Garden is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Let’s do it! Balls in your court Daniel. Enough of this waiting game that you or UFC is playing!”

The reigning UFC 205-pound champion, Daniel Cormier, fired back at Johnson with the following response, noting that he agrees that he, not Jon Jones, should be next to get a shot at the gold, but calling for fight number two to go down in December at UFC 207 instead of UFC 205 in New York.

“[You] deserve shot. I’m not waiting,” wrote Cormier on his official Twitter page. “Sorry bud, NYC won’t happen. But you can get it again [on] Dec 30th,” wrote D.C., who followed up the response with a hash-tag that read, “Down Goes Rumble.”

Cormier defeated Rumble via unanimous decision to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion when the two fought for the opportunity to become the first champion after previous champion Jon Jones was stripped of the title.

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