- Patrick Cummins got to see just how much he got under Daniel Cormier's skin at yesterday's UFC 170 pre-fight press conference. After Cummins publicized the fact that he made Cormier cry at one point during his training for the Olympics, Cormier made no attempt to hide his anger toward Cummins and shoved him after the presser, which you can watch in the video above at the 0:07 mark. In a media scrum following the events, Dana White gave his take on the incident.
"I wasn't expecting it, it caught me off guard," said White. "Honestly, I think he's really upset that he said the things that he said. He said he made him cry. I don't care who you are, nobody wants to hear that. Cormier didn't ask for this fight. He wanted a fight, he didn't ask for this fight. I called Cormier and I told him, 'I got some good news and some bad news for you. Good news is, I got you a fight. You know this kid Cummins?' He goes, 'Yeah.' He said, 'He's gonna take the fight?' I said, 'Yeah. The bad news is, he said he made you cry in training.' He said, 'He said that?' And he went off about that. I think he's embarrassed and I think he's upset. So, we'll see what happens Saturday."
Cormier and Cummins will square off in tomorrow night's co-main event; don't forget to check back on WrestlingInc for our live, ongoing coverage of the event.
- Cormier has explained the situation that Cummins has been referencing in several interviews. Speaking with Fox Sports recently, giving a succinct explanation of what went down.
"It was very surprising," Cormier said of Cummins' comments. "The stuff that happens in the wrestling room is supposed to stay in the wrestling room. There's a lot of stress with trying to win an Olympic gold medal."
In addition to that immense stress, Cormier had also just lost his 2-month-old daughter in a car accident and was still reeling from that loss.
"I did cry," Cormier said. "I also was going through a lot of personal things at the time. … It was the year after I dealt with the worst tragedy of my life."
The bad blood between Cormier and Cummins comes to a head tomorrow night.
- All fighters competing on tomorrow night's UFC 170 fight card made weight for their respective bouts, including Daniel Cormier, who is making his light heavyweight debut.
Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sara McMann (135)
Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205)
Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Demian Maia (170)
Mike Pyle (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (171)
Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs. Robert Whittaker (170)
Alexis Davis (135) vs. Jessica Eye (136)
Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Pedro Munhoz (135)
Aljamaine Sterling (135.5) vs. Cody Gibson (135.5)
Zach Makovsky (125) vs. Josh Sampo (126)
Erik Koch (155) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155)
Ernest Chavez (156) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (155.5)