Daniel Cormier on a potential Ryan Bader matchup: ‘He wouldn’t be able to fight me’

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face." Double Yellow Card

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    Asked for his assessment of Bader, Cormier was complementary, specifically mentioning Bader’s 15-second finish of former collegiate wrestling foil Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

    “I think Ryan’s done tremendous for himself. I’ve known Ryan since he was in college,” Cormier said on a recent episode of The MMA Hour. “He’s always been a hard worker and very committed to his family and everything else. I think he’s great. It is exciting to watch him gain a level of success that he never truly had gotten to in the UFC and the chances that he did get to get there, he had kind of faltered.

    “With that being said, he just really dominated those guys and it was crazy because ‘King Mo,’ I watched him tech [Bader] in wrestling. Maybe scored like 10 takedowns. And [Bader] just truly, truly had to reset his mind to even compete against him knowing that his best skill is axed off. He can’t use it against a guy like Mo, so he went out there and knocked him out.

    “It’s been nice, it’s been good,” Cormier continued. “It’s hard watching guys like Fedor get knocked out like that. He dominated (Matt) Mitrione, knocked out Mo. It’s been good to watch him do what he’s done.”

    That said, as respectful as as he is of Bader’s achievements, Cormier drew the line at calling Bader a serious threat in a theoretical fight. Cormier sees himself as being on a different level in terms of mentality and physicality when it comes to competing inside the cage.

    “But he wouldn’t be able to fight me,” Cormier said. “I like the guy, but it’s just different. It’s just a little bit of a different approach. Look, at the end of the day I’m just nasty ol’ boy. I learned that from Josh Barnett. You get in there, you rub your elbow in their face, you kind of run your hand over their mouth. I’m of the old school, like Josh Barnett. Hurt ‘em even when you’re not doing much and people don’t really like that. Even when I’m huggin’ ‘em, you know when it looks like I’m just huggin’ ‘em? I’m not just huggin’ ‘em. I’m really driving my knuckles into their body, even when I’m on top and I’ve got my elbow in the middle of the solar plexus, I’m pointing that elbow as deep in there as I can.


    “There’s always pain, and I learned that when Josh Barnett put the pain on me when we fought in Strikeforce. It’s just a different type of mentality that most guys can’t match. You’ve got to be a dog if you’re going to beat Daniel Cormier — and I don’t know if he has that dog in him.”

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  2. Combat Wombatt

    Combat Wombatt Brown Belt

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    Interesting.

    Did he mean he learned from Barnett or learned from watching him?
     
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  3. richhappykid

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    Ryan Bader is the heavyweight goat, he beat both cain and werdum. And became champ in bellator
     
  4. ermac88

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    Fun read.
    how do people not like this guy?
     
  5. Thepaintbucket

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    Learned during his fight with Barnett in Strikeforce bro..
     
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  6. BC

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    He’s not wrong.

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    i told them i want the easiest fight in the division, i want RYAN BADER.
     
  8. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    I like Bader but I don't see him offering anything for DC.
     
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  9. TheSpider

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    Would pay to watch DC vs Bader right now
     
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    Seriously underrated trash talk right there, it was epic.
     
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    Jon Jones a dog, confirmed.
     
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    DC's not wrong imo but I'd still watch (illegally stream) that fight
     
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    It wouldn't be competitive. DC is better everywhere.
     
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    Wasnt cain velasquez a teammate of ryan bader at Arizona?
     
  17. Genisys

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    He literally said he learned it when Josh Barnett put the pain on him when they fough in Strikeforce.
     
  18. jsbx45

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    I remember that exchange. Guess Cormier doesn't have any hard feeleings.
     
  19. Poirierfan

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    I wouldn't, It would be no contest. Daniel does everything better than Bader, and not by just a little either.
     
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    Bader would surprise people like you
     

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