Daniel Cormier has fessed up to cheating the scales at the UFC 210 weigh in day.
The now infamous incident, labelled ‘Towelgate’ by fans, sparked controversy at the time, however no consequence would eventuate. Cormier has, until now, vehemently denied the towel-grab was intentional, despite many suspecting otherwise.
‘DC’ light-heartedly admitted his guilt during his UFC Hall of Fame induction speech in Las Vegas.
He would go on to win that UFC 210 bout opposite Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson via submission. Cormier apologized to Johnson for his actions. “Sorry my guy.”
The AllStar MMA roundup
- UFC 276: “Volk’s got his number” Dan Hooker on Volkanovski-Holloway III
- UFC 276: Bryan Barberena predicts ‘bloody’ brawl against Lawler – “it’s gonna go until someone falls over”
- UFC 276: Dan Hooker certain Adesanya ‘wipes the floor’ with Cannonier – ‘It’s not going to be that close’
- DWCS: Wrestling prodigy Bo Nickal to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series
The best of the rest
- Sean Strickland goes after Israel Adesanya in fiery exchange at UFC 276 press conference – MMAFighting.com
- Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski get heated ahead of UFC 276: ‘Oh, Max came to play!’ – MMAFighting.com
- Robbie Lawler won’t be coaxed into ‘silly’ fight with Bryan Barberena at UFC 276 – MMAJunkie.com
- ‘Charles doesn’t want it’ – Oliveira’s coach dismisses Islam Makhachev bout in Abu Dhabi – BloodyElbow.com
- Ex-UFC champ Cain Velasquez files civil suit against alleged child molester, troubled daycare center – BloodyElbow.com
Our Fight Analyst has gone 6-0 over the last two weekends, he’s hoping to continue the hot-streak. Here’s what he has to say about a prospect that’s flying under the radar at UFC 276, Dricus Du Plessis:
The market opened with Brad Tavares as the slight favorite, however this week the two changed places, and are now drifting apart.
Here are the lines as they currently stand, presented by crypto sportsbook Cloudbet:
Brad Tavares (19-6) vs Dricus Du Plessis (16-2)
Petr Yan wants a piece of the Sugar show:
Muhammad Mokaev doesn’t even bother:
Chandler wants Jorge, Burns says no:
Belal really gunning for the Khamzat fight:
‘Grandma Khabib’ hits the turps with Triple C and Kelvin Gastellum
The morning view
Manpreet Jhass and Cody Saftic break down UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier from a props perspective:
The UFC 276 press conference, in case you missed the antics:
Dan Hardy lends his insight for the trilogy fight between Max and Volk:
Khabib and DC discuss their Hall Of Fame inductions:
- Angela Hill to fight Lupita Godinez on October 15th UFC event.
- Miranda Maverick to fight Shanna Young at UFC 278 on 20th of August (per MMA Kings)
- Lauren Murphy to fight Miesha Tate at UFC Long Island on 16th of July (per Ariel Helwani)
- Jared Vanderaa to fight Chase Sherman at UFC Vegas 58 on 9th of July
On this day in MMA…
On July 1st, 2012, Luke Rockhold made the his first ever middleweight title defence against Keith Jardine at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Jardine.
He would dispose of the challenger in the first round via strikes (Herb Dean was a bit late with the stoppage that night). The card was littered with other stars like Tryon Woodley, King Mo, Robbie Lawler as well – here’s a recap of the event via YouTube: