The Official UFC 214 Poster Is Out & It’s A Weird One

Looks like Daniel Cormier might be mad about another UFC poster he’s featured on. The UFC released the official poster for Cormier’s UFC 214 main event against former champion Jon Jones from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on July 29, and let’s just say the champ isn’t featured as prominently as he may like. Check […]

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Looks like Daniel Cormier might be mad about another UFC poster he’s featured on.

The UFC released the official poster for Cormier’s UFC 214 main event against former champion Jon Jones from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on July 29, and let’s just say the champ isn’t featured as prominently as he may like. Check it out:

It’s a strange look to have Cormier, the champion who has defended the championship twice since his rival Jones was stripped of the belt for his disturbing hit-and-run accident that left a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a broken arm in April 2015, upside down on the poster for their anticipated rematch.

True, Jones beat “DC” at January 2015’s UFC 182, and is arguably the most dominant fighter in MMA history. But Cormier is the champion regardless of if many feel “Bones” is the rightful champ or not, and promoting it the opposite is sure to further irk Cormier.

If you’ll remember, “DC” had issues with the poster for his UFC 210 meeting with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, where the heavy hitter was featured much larger as he loomed over a smaller image of Cormier on the official poster.

Cormier’s yet to respond, but overall, it’s simply a strange decision to put your champ upside down on an event poster, and could reflect the UFC’s view of whom they are rooting for on July 29.

Do you think the UFC should have taken a different design route, or is it a good look in your opinion?

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Megan Anderson Vows To Show ‘How Human’ Cris Cyborg Is

Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson will have the opportunity of a lifetime when she steps into the Octagon at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California to take on Cris Cyborg for the vacant UFC featherweight championship. Cyborg is considered by many to be the very best female fighter in the world, […]

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Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson will have the opportunity of a lifetime when she steps into the Octagon at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California to take on Cris Cyborg for the vacant UFC featherweight championship.

Cyborg is considered by many to be the very best female fighter in the world, and she is undoubtedly one of the most feared fighters in the world. Anderson, however, is planning to prove just ‘how human’ Cyborg is:

“She’s human like everybody else,” Anderson told the Fight Society podcast (via FOX Sports). “I think a lot of people go into that fight fighting Cyborg the name and they’ve already lost before they’ve got into the cage. I don’t give a [expletive] about how many followers she has. I don’t give a [expletive] about how much reach she has. She’s a human being and I have no doubt come July 29 everyone who’s doubting me will find out how human Cris Cyborg can really be.”

Justino has fought twice in the UFC to date, scoring back-to-back stoppage victories over Leslie Smith and Lina Lansberg in 140-pound catchweight bouts. Earlier this year, the UFC introduced a women’s featherweight division, but Cyborg was not featured in the inaugural title fight. Instead, Germaine de Randamie scored a somewhat controversial decision victory over Holly Holm this past February to become the promotion’s first female 145-pound titleholder.

De Randamie, however, refused to fight Cyborg, which led the UFC to strip her of her title, and book Cyborg against Anderson, who was scheduled to headline an Invicta card in July. As far as de Randamie goes, Anderson feels as if she ‘held up’ the fledgling division:

“I think she didn’t want to come up against someone who’s going to have a lot of size advantage over her. I understand her reasoning behind [not taking the fight] but the rules aren’t what she’s wanting them to be. So you have to fight the top contenders regardless whether six years ago Cris had [tested positive] for performance enhancing drugs or not. She doesn’t get the choice. You’re the champion, you fight the No. 1 contender.”

“And while it’s great that a new champion will be crowned this summer, it will still leave UFC with plenty of problems, as there aren’t a lot of 145-pound women on the roster to keep the division busy, especially since the former champ is going back down to 135 pounds.”

What do you make of Anderson’s comments ahead of UFC 214?

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Cris Cyborg: Germaine De Randamie ‘Never Wanted To Fight Me’

The UFC essentially created a women’s featherweight division for Cris Cyborg, which is why it was odd to see the promotion book Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, two bantamweights, in the inaugural featherweight title fight at UFC 208 last February. De Randamie ended up winning the bout in somewhat controversial fashion, but she has […]

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The UFC essentially created a women’s featherweight division for Cris Cyborg, which is why it was odd to see the promotion book Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, two bantamweights, in the inaugural featherweight title fight at UFC 208 last February.

De Randamie ended up winning the bout in somewhat controversial fashion, but she has not fought since. In fact, the promotion recently stripped her of her title after she refused to fight Cyborg and expressed her interest in dropping back down to 135 pounds.

This didn’t come as a surprise to Cyborg, who recently claimed that de Randamie ‘never wanted to fight’ her:

“We knew she never wanted to fight me,” Cyborg told Combate. “There was some people in her camp that warned me about it, they said she wasn’t going to fight me. I wanted to close the fight as soon as possible. I believe she knew they would do that. I don’t think it came as a surprise, or that she learned about it on the internet. The UFC was in touch with her manager, they wanted to put me against her, but I knew it wouldn’t be that quick.”

“Maybe she was dropping to bantamweight to become a two-division champion. I guess that was her excuse, but she thought she couldn’t defend and keep her belt. She didn’t want the fight. Her first excuse was saying her hand was hurt, then she said she had family problems, then she called me a cheater. It was a new excuse everyday.”

Now, Cyborg is set to take on Megan Anderson for the vacant UFC featherweight title at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The bout, as she labeled it, is a ‘real featherweight fight’:

“This fight against Megan is a big opportunity. She has the Invicta belt, which I vacated, so it’s a perfect match. It’s a real featherweight fight.”

UFC 214 is currently set to be headlined by a light heavyweight grudge match between champion Daniel Cormier and returning former champion Jon Jones.

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UFC 214: Sage Northcutt Receives New Opponent in John Makdessi

Originally scheduled to meet Claudio Puelles, Sage Northcutt will now face 13-fight UFC veteran John Makdessi this July at UFC 214. Northcutt (8-2) has posted a 3-2 record in five Octagon appearances, including a submission loss to Mickey Gall last December. The 21-year-old from Texas has been on the sidelines since after having surgery. Makdessi […]

Originally scheduled to meet Claudio Puelles, Sage Northcutt will now face 13-fight UFC veteran John Makdessi this July at UFC 214. Northcutt (8-2) has posted a 3-2 record in five Octagon appearances, including a submission loss to Mickey Gall last December. The 21-year-old from Texas has been on the sidelines since after having surgery. Makdessi […]

Twitter Reacts To Germaine De Randamie Being Stripped Of Title

Earlier today (June 19, 2017), it was announced by the UFC that Germaine de Randamie had been stripped of her featherweight title and that Cris Cyborg and Megan Anderson would do battle at July 29’s UFC 214 from Anaheim, California for the now vacant 145-pound strap. The move was somewhat expected, as de Randamie had […]

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Earlier today (June 19, 2017), it was announced by the UFC that Germaine de Randamie had been stripped of her featherweight title and that Cris Cyborg and Megan Anderson would do battle at July 29’s UFC 214 from Anaheim, California for the now vacant 145-pound strap.

The move was somewhat expected, as de Randamie had expressed no interest in fighting Cyborg, while also expressing her interest in dropping back down to 135 pounds. When reacting to the news, however, she was quite surprised.

Check out how Twitter reacted below:

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Cyborg vs. Anderson Booked For UFC 214 Title Bout, de Randamie Stripped

A new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight champion will be crowned as Germaine de Randamie has been stripped of her gold. The UFC has announced that Cris Cyborg will battle Megan Anderson to determine the new women’s 145-pound title holder at UFC 214. MMAFighting.com first reported that the bout was close to being booked. […]

A new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight champion will be crowned as Germaine de Randamie has been stripped of her gold. The UFC has announced that Cris Cyborg will battle Megan Anderson to determine the new women’s 145-pound title holder at UFC 214. MMAFighting.com first reported that the bout was close to being booked. […]