UFC Quick Quote: Even Daniel Cormier's training partners could beat Patrick Cummins

Thearon W. Henderson

But it's up to "DC" himself to force Patrick Cummins to eat all of his words when the two lock horns at UFC 170 tonight (Feb. 22, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"(Camp) was tougher because you can't really replace (the injured Cain Velasquez). He's the best in the world and he works harder than anybody that's my size. You know what, I used my other partners. I used Luke Rockhold, who is also very good. There was a lot of guys in the gym and I mixed them up. Every day I sparred three different guys, I didn't spar one person. Cain was around to do my cardio with me and speed and agility training with me and just there to hang out. Having him in the gym was an added element to him not being there at all. It was a good training camp. I was prepared. Every training partner that I had could beat Patrick Cummins, so, I think I should be okay."

They say the training camp leading up to the fight is tougher than the fight itself. And if the successful camp Daniel Cormier had in advance of his co-main bout against Patrick Cummins at tonight's UFC 170 fight card in Las Vegas, Nevada (results), is any indication, then "DC" should have an easy night against "Durkin." Especially since every training partner Cormier used has the ability to defeat Cummins, as the former Olympian declared during this week's UFC 170 pre-fight press conference. While "DC" didn't have his number one partner -- UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez -- on the mats with him due to injury, he had plenty of other capable guys at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) to prepare him for his fight against his former wrestling training partner. But, Cormier still has to execute the gameplan he polished in the training room when he faces Cummins inside the Octagon in "Sin City" if he hopes to avoid one of the biggest upsets the sport has ever seen.

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