Ahead of poked fun at him over the infamous towel incident from UFC 210, now Jimi Manuwa has a few nasty things to say about him.214 next weekend, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier continues to get heat from fighters within his conquered division. Earlier this week, his longtime rival Jon Jones
During an interview with MMA-Panelen, Manuwa had a chance to respond to a comment made by Cormier a few weeks ago when he spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. The champion said he was offered a fight with Manuwa, but chose the rematch with Jones because it “got his juices going.” In addition, he mentioned that Manuwa had no chance against him.
This obviously didn’t sit well with Manuwa, who had a few nasty things to say about his future potential opponent.
F**k Daniel Cormier. He’s a f**king fat wrestler and I don’t really give a s**t what he says. Everyone says he’s a nice guy but I don’t really like him. He seems to me like a bully and I don’t like bullies. He’s got the belt, he’s a great fighter and everything. I respect him for that but as a person I don’t really like him. I don’t like his attitude towards other fighters. He kind of looks down on people and stuff. So I don’t really respect him and I don’t believe he will get out of round two with me.
At the moment, the 37-year-old is concentrated on finishing Volkan Oezdemir on the UFC 214 undercard, but will take aim at Cormier when they cross that bridge.
I think his last fight with [Anthony] ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Rumble let him off lightly. I believe that Rumble made huge mistakes in that fight and he probably knows it himself. That’s not the way to fight a wrestler or someone like Daniel Cormier. I won’t be making those mistakes against Cormier if I fight him. So f**k Daniel Cormier and for now I’m just focused on Volkan and we’ll cross that bridge after I beat Volkan Oezdemir.
UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 takes place on July 29, 2017 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.