UFC 170 Results: Daniel Cormier Crushes Patrick Cummins’ “Rocky” Dream with Quick Stoppage

February 22, 2014
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Daniel CormierPatrick Cummins entered UFC 170 on just 10 days notice due to a freak training injury to Daniel Cormier’s original opponent Rashad Evans. Cummins was hailed as the Rocky story come to life as he headed into the Octagon on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Cummins was 4-0 and struggling to find fights; Cormier 13-0 and a former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion.

Two weeks ago, Cummins was pouring coffee, while Cormier was in the gym training with the best fighters in the world.

But much like Rocky Balboa in the movies, Cummins fell short in real life, although he wasn’t able to take it to a split decision as did Rocky.

Cummins was game enough, immediately trying to shoot on Cormier, but Cormier would have none of it, easily stuffing his attempts and then unloading with punches.

As Cummins kept coming forward, Cormier kept unleashing his hands, eventually sending Cummins to the mat via an uppercut. Cummins briefly regained his feet before Cormier’s hands sent him crashing down once again.

This time, however, he wouldn’t find his feet again. Cormier swarmed and finished the fight in a flurry of punches, punctuating his distaste for Cummins’ trash-talking fight hype.

“It had to happen this way. It could not have went the distance,” Cormier declared. “I’m even mad that he hit me twice after all the talking that he did.

“When you talk, you gotta be able to back it up. That’s what I do.”

The fight was Cormier’s first at 205 pounds. Having gone so well, he believes he’s ready for anyone in the division, even the champ, Jon Jones.

Jones has a title defense already slated against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 on April 26, but Cormier let it be known that he is ready if either man falters before they meet in the cage.

“I fit right at the top [of the light heavyweight division] and if either of those guys get hurt, just insert me into the line-up.”

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  • drkdisciple

    Rogaine must be high on something. To compare the destruction of a nobody to the win against Big foot Silva was ridiculous.

    • TheCerealKiller

      Lol, it was a joke of a fight! That’s why I sat Firstrow for this garbage card.

    • Gary Fredericks

      Rogaine’s job is to sell fights, which he does a good job of. It’s not ridiculous or shocking.

      • drkdisciple

        Sell whatever you want before the fight so tell me that 40 guys ran away from Cummins and that he beat champions in the gym bla bla bla nothing shocking. Once the fight is over and you compare Dc beating that can called Cummins to when he destroyed Big Foot Silva its beyond ridiculous.

        • Gary Fredericks

          Maybe so, which is the case with selling any fight….but again, as I said, it is their JOB to sell you/us the fight. They very well cannot sell that fight if they go about saying “Yea, Pat has no chance and this is really just a public apearance/workout for Cormier….” can they?

  • Big fight

    big joke … fight with coffee guy …

  • Manuel Lopez

    I didn’t see this match playing up any different of how it went. With that said this was a horrible ppv. Worst main event ever too.

    • deepgrim

      exactly i thought too, i gave him 3 minutes to finish the fight, but he done it alot quicker. Main question is who he gets next? looks like the weight cut went okay for him

  • David Huenecke

    Main event didnt interest me and the co main only interested me qith rashad. I agree garbage ppv and another early stoppage from herb as he did it with urijah too. He lets fighters get hit but then as theyre getting back up he stops the fight? Something is off here. Also UFC just so you know i will never buy a ppv with a female headliner dont care who it is. My wife even says wmma isnt as good so im not sexist. We both watch ppvs and i only watched the prelims cause it had better fights than main card.

    • Gary Fredericks

      I agree 100% with you and Mrs. Huenecke.