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DC explains why he took the BB fight and more

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  1. Verace

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    Full article: http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/24959925/daniel-cormier-says-two-fights-left

    "I didn't think I was going to fight on this card, but the deal I got was so good," Cormier said. "There was no way I could say no, honestly. Especially with a guy like Derrick, who is not known for the best cardio. I've got to start fast and hope I can push harder than him, even with a short camp."

    "Counting the Lewis fight, I think I'm down to two fights left," Cormier said. "Maybe this will be a blessing in disguise, the fact that I don't have a crazy, long fight camp to beat myself down. That may prolong it for me, but right now, I think I have this one and maybe one more. I can still fight in March and hit my retirement date. The one opponent that would matter to me most is Jones, because he's beaten me twice." (The second win was later overturned to a no contest due to a Jones positive drug test.)

    "The one that would mean more financially would be Lesnar. I think I would always pick the one that means more, but my wife might have something to say about that."

    "I would not have accepted a rematch against Stipe, he's too good under these circumstances," Cormier said. "I'm not saying Derrick isn't good, but Stipe is capable of beating me in different ways. He does different things well. I think in this fight, Derrick has to knock me out to win.

    "Usually, if a guy only has one path to victory, I do pretty well. Yes, I will admit the opponent factored into this."
     
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  3. V-Money

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    Beat Lewis, beat Brock and then ride off into the sunset, Champ. I like it.
     
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    So he admits he is taking an easy fight. Seriously and people respect that???
     
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    not surprised.

    ill be rooting for lewis because this lesnar circus is a joke and is mockery to the UFC and the HW division
     
  6. thegame2013

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    Very well said by DC
     
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    Fight Stipe again. Yeah lets fight a pro wrestler last relevant in MMA in 2010...
     
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    Props to him for being honest, I totally understand why he doesn't to fight with Stipe at this point, no need to risk that Lesnar fight.
     
  9. Beylerbey

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    Very candid response. The guy deserves to be able to pick his opponents (edit: within reason, obviously his opponents need to have earned that shot). And it's not like he beat Stipe by split decision, sparked him inside one.
     
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    "The deal i got was so good" is all i needed to hear. War champ champ huge huge balls balls
     
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    Well Lewis is the 3rd ranked height weight, and DC sees him as an easy fight. Probably getting paid really good. It's a no brainer.
     
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    I’d like to see that as well but with one fight left, I’d also like to see him get paid. He’s a company man. He deserves it.
     
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    At least he is honest about it
     
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    Paying him really good for a card that is still going to bomb.. Good job UFC.
     
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    Shut up, you have to respect him.
    They both had full training camp, DC won.
    End of story
    I wanna see some fresh match-up UPS...
     
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    Does that (or avenges Jones instead of fighting Lesnar) then he's the GOAT. Period.
     
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    Maybe try reading the full thing again and the reasoning behind it.
     
  19. SeattleFightFan

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    Most fighters would not fight if (insert criteria) unless (insert huge offer of money).

    Some have flat out said so. Like Bisping and Woodley (who both admitted they would put off surgery for a big payday against an easier opponent). And now DC.

    It’s easy to casually insult them for it. But all of us would do it too. Yes, even you.
     
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    Double champ does what he wants!
     
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