In an interview with TMZ Sports, Daniel Cormier stated that he will only stand and trade with Anthony Johnson.
“This time, no wrestling. No wrestling. Only boxing. If Rumble wants to box, we can box. Let’s go. He says he’s going to knock me out. I’m going to knock him out.”
Anthony Rumble Johnson was asked on The Buzzer, if he believed Cormier was being genuine with his bold statement.
“When I hit Daniel, he has no choice but to go back to his wrestling; His bread and butter. So, if he wants to stand up and trade with me – go ahead. I’m not saying it’s not possible… but, it’s not possible.”
I think AJ is correct here. Knowing how smart Daniel Cormier is and how important the UFC Championship is to him, he won’t fight stupid. Engaging in a war because he told TMZ that is what he is going to do, doesn’t seem plausible to me. However, Cormier insists his gameplan will be striking with Johnson, as long as he finds success there.