Daniel Cormier has had a change of heart.
Cormier caused quite a stir when he blasted Anthony Johnson on his podcast. Cormier took issue with Johnson’s interaction with Jon Jones backstage at UFC 214. “DC” believed “Rumble” was giving Jones advice.
During a recent appearance on MMA Junkie Radio, Cormier said someone had to tell him that he was the one who picked a fight:
“After Rumble put that post up, I tweeted him. But then I texted him. Because I was mad. Like, ‘I’m mad. I want to fight.’ The reality is, I texted him, and I said some things that weren’t very cool. But then I was talking to somebody that means a lot to me and they said, ‘Why are you so mad? You started it. You said stuff. And you’re mad at him.’”
He went on to say that he made a mistake.
“So the reality is, I was wrong. I should not have called him soft. But I thought that I didn’t like the action, but why do I expect so much out of him? Why do I expect him to not be able to be respectful and still compete at the highest level of the sport?”