Daniel Cormier will remain on the UFC 170 fight card after all despite his scheduled dance partner Rashad Evans pulling out injured at short notice.
The UFC overlooked Chael Sonnen’s late offer to fight him and instead have drafted in promotional newcomer Patrick Cummins at short notice to keep Cormier on the card.
Cummins has just over a week to prepare for the biggest fight of his career, but he does bring a perfect 4-0 record to the Octagon which includes victories on the undercard of Strikeforce and ProElite events.
It’s a daunting prospect going up against the former Strikeforce heavyweight grand-prix champion who’s defeated Roy Nelson and Frank Mir in his UFC run so far.
Cummins has a spring in his step heading into this bout though as he says he’s actually trained with Cormier before and not only does he claim to have gotten the better of him, but he also boasts that he made him cry!
Cormier Vs Cummins will remain in the co-main event slot of the card which is headlined by a female bantamweight title fight between current champion Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann.