Daniel Cormier and Jimi Manuwa Go to War on Twitter

April 17, 2017

The war of words between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and No. 3 ranked contender Jimi Manuwa continues to heat up as a bout between them edges nearer.

Not waiting for the return of former champion Jon Jones, who may opt for a tune-up fight anyway, it appears that Cormier’s next title defense is likely to be Manuwa. This, even though Cormier said after his recent title defense against Anthony Johnson, “I told Jimi to stop pretending like he wants to fight me. He don’t want none of this. He knows.”

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Manuwa, however, has consistently targeted Cormier via social media recently, and the trash talk hit a fever pitch Monday morning as the two traded barbs…

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Translation, DC is scared to fight Jones.

    • uncle

      I was thinking the same thing DC wants to book a fight with Jimi to
      Avoid Jones.

      • deepgrim

        i seriously doubt that, it was jones that messed up at ufc 200 and if anything now is the perfect time to fight jones, he looked rusty against osp and he has been out for longer now, jones could possibly get a warm up fight if they book jimi

    • RobertStrong

      If he had not responded to Jimi’s comment, you would have said he was afraid of Manuwa.

      • TheCerealKiller

        Negative Ghost Rider.

        • RobertStrong

          Remind me again when did DC dodge Jones?

          • TheCerealKiller

            UFC 197.

  • uncle

    Ok why did Jones fight
    OSP instead of DC?
    Who F***d that up?
    DC should want to fight
    Jon to erase all doubt
    about who’s the real champ.He’s avoiding Jones Because he knows Bones has his number.We all know Jon is next for the title shot Therefore DC engaging
    with Jimi is stupidity.

    • InformationForMorons

      Don’t be an idiot. Cormier was injured. It happens.

      The guy was literally IN Vegas, ready to fight when Jones got popped.

      Yes, he’s clearly terrified.

      Meanwhile, Jones is talking tune up instead of demanding the title fight in July when he’s clear.

      It’s amazing that some of you can be so foolish with so much information at your fingertips.

      • uncle

        Don’t be a jackass it
        doesn’t matter if he got
        injured it still f***d up
        the fight.Jones has the
        option for a tune up fight
        what’s wrong with that?
        and your info is not breaking news stop
        acting like a clown
        conversation over.

  • Sleestak

    He be pimpin duh GUCCI gear!!! Mad props PLAYA!!! LMFAO….

  • johan

    dont want to see cormier fight .. I just want to see Other LHW’S.. not at all exited about a cormier fight
    Left Kick whas close to finish cormier