"It was a part of the plan to wrestle him and my coaches were going crazy for me to get a takedown. But after a while you settle into a fight. I like to fight. Once I saw blood, I had a fight. I said I wanted to win a standup fight against him and people laughed at me. I wanted to prove that I could do it. I got hit with that knee and it hurt, but it was the left hook that followed that put me down. I was cruising into the third before that. That was the most I've been hurt in my career. I think he's an A-plus fighter and a really good guy. I treated him with respect. He's one of the best in the world. Even though he didn't win, he's a champion inside the Octagon."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier appeared on UFC Tonight four days after his UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV) main event against Alexander Gustafsson last Saturday night (Oct. 3, 2015) in Houston, Texas, and his face is still showing the aftereffects of his five-round war against "The Mauler" (watch it). While "DC" had nothing but praise for the towering Swede, he must now put that fight behind him and focus on Jon Jones, who is expected to return to action in early 2016. That's bad news for Ryan Bader, who was oh-so-close to a division title shot. For more fallout from UFC 192 click here.