Daniel Cormier Says Pat Cummins Will Learn Not to Make Fights Personal
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.20.2014
It was a mistake...
Daniel Cormier recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Pat Cummins at UFC 170 and more. Check out the highlights:
On the ups and downs of his week: "It goes up and down, and it's shaky and rough; you're reaching for the oxygen mask and strapping in your kids. It's been nuts."
On not being likely to get a title shot out of this fight: "I think it moves back now because I'm not fighting Rashad. If I was fighting Rashad and I was able to win that fight, I'd be very close to fighting for the championship. Whereas now, I think a win over Patrick doesn't move me any closer."
On Cummins: "If I lose to him – there's no reason to lose this fight. I can't lose this fight. If I win, all it does is it allows me to get down to 205, show everyone that I can make this weight and compete the way I'm used to competing, and show me that I can compete at the level that I'm used to competing at, and start to chase that belt."
On Cummins crossing the line in media interviews: "Why would you do that? I understand you're trying to make yourself real. I get it. But you knew what I was going through at this time. You understood my situation. You saw me sitting with a sports psychologist every day. Those are things that should have stayed in the room, among the people that were there to experience it."
On the fight being personal now: "[Cummins] will learn, and in his next UFC fight, he may win because he's a good competitor. He may go beat somebody down the line, and he'll learn on Saturday night that building a fight is different than making a fight personal."