Daniel Cormier Explains How The Patrick Cummins Fight Helped Him
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.20.2014
Also comments on his upcoming fight with Dan Henderson…
- Daniel Cormier recently spoke about how his fight with Patrick Cummins helped him prepare for life at Light Heavyweight. Here are the highlights…
On How The Patrick Cummins Fight Helped Him: "It allowed for me to make the weight. It allowed for me to get in the cage and fight at 205. I got my first finish inside the Octagon. So there were a lot of positives which came from the fight."
On Learning About His Weight Cut: "It's better," Cormier said. "I mean, the first time I was heavy, I was like 235, 236 [to start]. This time I was lighter, I just was working a lot, so I was busy and I just didn't gain as much weight. I didn't really focus on my diet as much, I took a little break. Now I have a better understanding of the weight loss, a better idea of how to actually make the weight," Cormier continued. "So I'm doing those things and it makes it a little bit easier. If I am comparing it to last time, I am back on track and maybe even ahead of schedule."
On Fighting Dan Henderson: "I'd prefer for this to be the fight that gets me a championship fight," Cormier said. "It's against Dan Henderson. If I can finish him, on top of everything else I've done in my career, I mean, I'd prefer not to fight again. But, say Jones loses and gets an immediate rematch, then obviously I would get another fight. "It's just circumstances always dictate that stuff. We can say whatever we want. At the end of the day, the circumstances around a situation is what's going to determine whether there's a fight or not anyway. But for me personally, I would prefer not to."