Daniel Cormier Attempts To Explain 'That' Towel Incident At His Weigh

"I made him better than he could truly be because I want to make sure I leave nothing uncovered".

Jon Jones is not pulling any punches on the controversial UFC 210 weigh-in.

Mousasi remains one of the most unsafe strikers in the division and has seemed to step into his UFC prime in his last few fights.

Jones and Cormier, of course, have a history.

Chris Weidman is riding a different record, having lost his last two fights. "He's not welcome in there".

Cormier has won fights against Alexander Gustafsson and Anderson Silva since then, improving to 18-1 as a professional.

Yeah, but UFC matchmakers would love the early hype.

There was also some question about whether Cormier grabbed the towel during the weigh-in which could have thrown things off.

Georges St-Pierre's potential fight with Michael Bisping would be the only fight that could rival Cormier-Jones II in box office interest.

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"I have no expectations right now, I haven't really spoken to the UFC about any possible fights or match-ups".

We caught up with the No. 1 light heavyweight fighter before his fight to discuss how he bounced back from his loss to Cormier, and his preparation and mindset for the upcoming fight.

"Rumble" Johnson stands in the way as spoiler.

Out of all the fighters on the card, both sides of this Saturday's headliner, Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, have provided the most samples since July 2015. A minute afterward at the deadline, Johnson weighed at 203.8 pounds. "Every day, every week, every month, ever year I'm getting better and better". Oh yeah, I know I will. Cormier has yet to win over skeptics that claim he's still the division's paper champion until he defeats Jones.

Cormier's solid grappling skills accompanied with aggressive bursts of striking mean he has the tools to beat Rumble if he can use them efficiently.

But before the title fight, two middleweight elites will square off in the co-main event: "The All-American" Chris Weidman (13-2) will take on long-time contender Gegard Mousasi (41-6-2).

That shouldn't take away from the fact that Weidman is still an excellent fighter, who is very capable on his feet, has good durability and will enjoy a definite edge in this fight when it comes to wrestling.

Jon Jones is ready to get back to work.

Jones, a Rochester native, may already be under Cormier's skin with his promotional appearance this weekend. "I get it, but if it was me and I was in his situation, I wouldn't be here", he continued.

  • Michelle Webb