UFC President Dana White Says Patrick Cummins Will Get Another UFC Fight
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.23.2014
Because he took the UFC 170 fight on short notice...
Speaking to reporters in a post-fight media scrum, UFC President Dana White expressed that co-main event fighter, Patrick Cummins, would be given another shot in the UFC. Cummins took the bout against Daniel Cormier on nine days notice after Cormier's original opponent, Rashad Evans, had to bow out due to an injury. Below are some highlights from the scrum.
White on Cummins getting another fight. "Yeah, we'll give him another fight. We'll give him a fight he can prepare for."
White on what he was hearing about Cummins before the fight: "A lot of people said a lot of good things about Patrick Cummins. Even tonight, guys who were on the Olympic Committee for wrestling were texting me saying this guy's a tough kid, this guy's this, this guy's that."
White on how Cormier performed: "(Cormier) wanted this fight really bad. I don't mean to say this in a disrespectful way to Cummins because I like the kid. But Cormier needed to come out and treat him like that. He needed to do what he did to him. But the question was, could he? The fight was intriguing. These guys had competed together before and wrestled and trained. I wanted to see it. Better than pulling it off and not having the fight."