Daniel Cormier, the man who will challenge Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, is none too pleased with Chael P. Sonnen.
Sonnen upset with Cormier with some comments he made during a recent “You’re Welcome!” podcast, where he stated anyone who accepts the UFC 205-pound title without beating Jon Jones, who was stripped of the title following a hit-and-run automobile accident, is a “punk.”
“If you accept the title when you didn’t beat him, you’re a punk,” Sonnen said on his podcast, which drops every Wednesday at PodcastOne.com. “I would never put a belt around my waist knowing the guy five feet away from me is the true owner of it.”
On Monday, Cormier fired back.
“I think he would in a heartbeat,” Cormier said. “That’s the thing about Chael, that’s what you have to realize when you get to know him. A lot of times he’s just talking.”
Cormier continued, “He would have taken this opportunity very quickly. Just like he did to fight Jon when he had come off a loss to Anderson Silva in the second fight. He will always take those opportunities. That’s just him talking.”
D.C. is asking fans to “remember the source” when reading comments from Sonnen, pointing out that fans should take into consideration that when Sonnen makes an outlandish comment, often times it’s a case of Sonnen doing what he does.
“Put the belt next to Chael Sonnen and see,” Cormier said. “Today, he’ll wear the belt, even though he doesn’t fight anymore. You can go ‘Chael, here you go.’ This is a guy who paraded around with a fake belt after getting submitted by Anderson. He said ‘this is my belt,’ even though Anderson submitted him. You’ve got to think of who you’re talking to. Remember the source.”
Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson will battle for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in the main event of UFC 187, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.