"We have mutual friends that say, ‘He's changed,' and ‘He wasn't there for me at this point,' and tell me they've seen a change in him at the gym or whatnot. That's somebody I don't respect. I get playing the game and doing what you need to do to build fights, but when it comes down to personal stuff and you're going big time and letting stuff go to your head, that's what I don't respect at all. There's a common denominator here. Everybody has problems with Cormier. He talks smack with Jon Jones, with Patrick Cummins, with me. He should be enjoying his time as champ at the press conference instead of calling me out. I didn't start that whole deal, he did. I feel like he has some insecurities that he's not the real champ. I think there's something going on in his head that makes him need to call out Jon Jones and call me out, and I don't think he knows what's going on in there."
Has success gone to the head of Daniel Cormier? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader told Three Amigos Podcast (via Bloody Elbow) that mutual friends have witnessed a change in "DC," who is now the promotion's 205-pound champion after a submission win over Anthony Johnson at the UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (May 23, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch it). Naturally, Bader may have a slightly biased opinion, seeing as how Cormier abandoned him at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans, and then proceeded to shout him down at last weekend's UFC 187 press conference (video). So where do these two go from here? You know what they say, "fighting solves everything." Now all we need is a date and location!