UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has a serious bone to pick with the UFC’s marketing department. In fact, Cormier would like to remind them that HE is the champion and NOT Anthony Johnson.
Although, it might be hard to tell considering whose image dominates UFC 210’s official event poster.
Cormier was none too pleased after seeing the billboard on the www.
“What is this? How many favors did Rumble have to call in to make this shit happen? Just remember last time the challenger looked so big on the poster RDA beat cowboy in one round. #andstill,” Cormier posted on his verified Instagram account.
Granted, Johnson is the most physically intimidating light heavyweight the UFC has on its roster, but he did get submitted by Cormier in their initial tango 20 months ago for the vacant 205-pound crown. Oh, and let’s not forget that Cormier still sits atop the throne, so it’s understandable why “DC” is a tad ticked off.
Cormier has since successfully defended his gold against Alexander Gustafsson, and dominated Anderson Silva in a non-title affair after Jon Jones did Jon Jones things at UFC 200. Another win over Johnson and Cormier would solidify himself as the game’s top 205-pounder not named Jon Jones (when Jon Jones isn’t doing Jon Jones things, of course).
Johnson, meanwhile, has earned his way back to a title tilt by posting three straight knockout victories since losing to Cormier at UFC 187. A vicious run good enough to warrant having his image dwarf Cormier’s by at least four times on UFC 210’s event poster? Not if you ask Cormier.
Cormier will get the chance to have the last laugh April 8.