UFC: Cormier retains light heavyweight belt, retires Johnson

Cormier (18-1) finds himself in a almost identical situation for Saturday's championship rematch at UFC 210 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, sitting as a -105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100) according to oddsmakers.

It's tough to utter the name Anthony Johnson without immediately attaching the nickname "Rumble" but that's exactly what will happen now that arguably the most devastating knockout striker in the UFC has chose to call it a career. As a fighter, I respect him.

There was a ferocious battle in the light heavyweight title between Daniel "DC" Cormier and Anthony Johnson Saturday night.

He tested positive only a couple of days before the landmark event in which he and Cormier were due to main event in a light heavyweight title unification bout.

Known as a feared knockout artist, Johnson spent the entire fight looking to take down Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler. I would love to fight him again and beat him, but if I did not fight him, especially for things that I can not control, I would be fine. "Stay tuned! That's all I'll say". "So I just wanted to cover myself".

"I hope he is not walking away from this sport". "I don't know where it got twisted".

"I couldn't believe he was forcing the wrestling", Cormier said.

Cormier arrived five minutes before the two hours given by the New York State Athletic Commission to be on the scale when he didn't make weight.

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Jones was handed a 12-month suspension by USADA and will again be eligible to fight in July this year.

This was the first time the two faced off since UFC 187 in which Cormier defeated Johnson here as well.

'But I have to thank you all for being there for me, you know?'

Not only that, but Johnson landed a head kick shortly before round one ended, which appeared to break Cormier's nose.

In the meantime, it's either title shot or Jones for Manuwa.

"That's not my fault, I don't know", Mousasi said, as quoted on MMAFighting. This whole time I've been here.

I mentioned hydration, a insane fact about many of these fighters. "I have to go to the doctor and get a CT scan to see what's up with it". I've been here the whole time. I'm good. I feel there's no pressure on me at all right now.

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