Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender, Anthony Johnson, will once again try to topple current division kingpin Daniel Cormier when they collide at the upcoming UFC 210 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Sat., April 8, 2017 inside KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.
Despite already establishing a clear path to victory, thanks to a submission win over “Rumble” at UFC 187 in May 2015, Cormier plans to abandon his wrestling in an effort to expose the “Tyson-esque bully” in the stand-up department.
“DC” might want to check with former UFC standout Charlie Brenneman, who knows a thing or two about getting stepped on by “King Kong,” before doing anything hasty on fight night.
“The Spaniard” recounts the horror to UFC.com:
“When my shoulder hit the cage, I remember seeing him take that stutter step into his high left kick and seeing his foot leaving the ground and coming to my face, but not having the brain-muscle connection to do anything about it. I saw it, like a baseball bat, coming right at my face. It’s terrible. It’s like sprinting into a brick wall and saying, ‘I can’t stop’ and boom, you hit the wall.”
Brenneman filmed his snuff film with Johnson at UFC on Versus 6 back in late 2011.
That’s when “Rumble” (22-5) was still competing at welterweight, which sounds nothing short of lunacy when you consider what the power-punching wrestler has done (sample) to the likes of former light heavyweight No. 1 contenders like Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira, among others.
So about that UFC 210 main event ... last chance?