Anthony Johnson And Daniel Cormier Battle On Social Media
Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson have faced off in the Octagon before, but now they are facing off in a new arena, social media.
The current UFC light heavyweight champion, Cormier called Johnson out for being “…soft” on his podcast following rumors of “Rumble’s” return as a possible heavyweight.
“What the f*ck are you so friendly with a guy in your weight class for?”
“F*ck that. The competitor in you shouldn’t allow you to be that nice to that guy. In my mind, that dude is f*cking soft. You should never be that f*cking friendly with somebody, especially if it’s somebody that you may end up fighting. We can be respectful but you don’t need to be f*cking friendly bobbing all over the place.”
Following that comment by Cormier, Johnson took to his Facebook page to go straight at Cormier.
Johnson joked in the post that if Cormier thought he was giving Jones advice, “what advice is there to give him?” since Jones has beaten Cormier twice in the Octagon, though the second one has now been overturned to a no contest, due to Jones failing his second USADA test.
“F**king soft is what you called me, oh well that’s your opinion… Saying I gave Jon advice lol buddy what advice is there to give him? I wasn’t fighting either one of you, so there’s no point of giving advice. That’s not my style! I believe in fair fights period.”
Following that post by Johnson, Cormier took to his twitter page and requested that Johnson “say that to my face.”
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 5, 2017
The last time these two faced off in the cage and not online was at UFC 210, where Cormier successfully defended his title against Johnson. Following the fight Johnson immediately retired.
Yet, as reported earlier this week, Johnson is meeting with the UFC and plotting a potential comeback in 2018, but as a heavyweight.