Daniel Cormier Breaks Down and Breaks Diet for Popeyes Chicken, Then Learns He Has a Fight

February 20, 2014
23 Comments

(MMAWeekly.com video)

What’s the first think a guy from Louisiana does when he finds out his big UFC fight has fallen through at the last minute? He seeks sympathy in the throws of Popeyes Chicken of course. That’s exactly what Daniel Cormier did when he found out that Rashad Evans had to pull out of their UFC 170 bout and the fight would be cancelled.

Cormier, at the UFC 170 open workouts on Thursday, talked about his breakdown and breaking his diet when his fight with Evans fell through. Then he had to rebound when he found out that Patrick Cummins had stepped up to the plate to keep Cormier’s 205-pound debut on this weekend’s UFC 170 fight card.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    He just solidified every “racial” joke there is about fried chicken. This is coming from a Polish guy.

    • Chicago

      He just solidified every “racial” joke their is about fried chicken. This is coming from a Black guy.

      • Saskatchewan

        He just solidified every “racial” joke there is about fried chicken. This is coming from a Canadian guy.

        • hosey93

          He just solidified every “racial” joke there is about fried chicken. This is coming from an Irish guy.

          • Cuntlick

            He just amplified every “racial” joke there is about fried chicken. This is coming from a Chinese guy

          • Aimed With “V”

            He just amplified every “racial” joke there is about fried chicken. This is coming from an Israeli guy

          • Ian Price

            I don’t understand your fried chicken humor, not it’s health benefits. This is coming from an alien.

          • anonmoose

            HAHAHAHA. No way you’re Israeli. Jews don’t stand for racism.

          • Aimed With “V”

            I’m just kidding :)

      • DamianCross

        I don’t relate the fried chicken to his ethnicity so much as the fact that its POPEYES.

        White people would gladly give up a diet for fried chicken, but not popeyes. That stuff is like shards of glass cutting into your windpipe as it goes down.

    • sanju singh

      He just solidified every “racial” joke there is about fried chicken. This is coming from an indian guy

    • shakejunt

      and he’s like the whitest black guy in the ufc

      • Chicago

        It’s a lose lose situation. act like Rampage get called a stereotypical black guy, act like DC and get called “white.”

        • TheCerealKiller

          Oh come on. There’s nothing wrong with loving fried chicken. I love it too. I love pierogies kielbasa just as much!

  • Chicago

    As a black man I can never eat fried chicken… in front of white people. I eat fried chicken about 1-2 a year due to it being not healthy. but I had a bad experience once. I was living with 2 roommates and we all shared our food with each other. My 2 roommates bought groceries 2 weeks in a row and i was feeling really bad for not contributing. But i was really short on money. I only had about $20. So i was trying to figure out what could i buy for $20 that could feed 3 guys for a few days….. Big bucket of chicken! When i got home my white roommates saw me bring the chicken home they were all over my butt. Didn’t matter if i told them that i haven’t had fried chicken in 6 months; from then on they called me “the colonel”. That was 5 years ago, i just started to eat fried chicken again. But never near white people.

    • taylor2008

      Chicago who cares what others think. I know fried chicken isnt healthy and I dont touch it, but if its a food you like eat it. Is it good? Damn right fried chicken is good! I love it, but I try to stay in shape the best I can.

      I am from chicago too and I dont care what type of food people eat….besides raw fish. I will never eat sushi. I imported seafood for several years and I know what type of bacteria seafood can hold. And many get sick from it over time.
      Eat what you like and dont care what others think…unless you are trianing or something.

    • jason

      You need some new friends.

  • sanju singh

    fried chicken and watermelon…………..yuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • macarrech

      HAHAHA. Racism is funny.

  • shakejunt

    part of me wants him to miss weight tomorrow. the other part wants him to make it, miserably, and either get wrecked or turn in yet another boring performance. either way, i’m tired of him talking.

    • Mark McDowall

      Rumor has it that his love of the Taco Bell across the street from the olympic training center was one of the reasons that he couldn’t make weight before. I wouldn’t feel bad at all if he didn’t make weight.

  • MPA2000

    Yum.

  • Mark McDowall

    What I don’t get is why the hell would you admit this to the media?? If he doesn’t make weight now he is going to look like a colossal dumbass!