Daniel Cormier shoves Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 press conference

Jan 12, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Daniel Comier (black shorts) enters the ring before taking on Dion Staring (not shown) in their Strikeforce MMA Heavyweight bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 12, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Daniel Comier (black shorts) enters the ring before taking on Dion Staring (not shown) in their Strikeforce MMA Heavyweight bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Things got a bit heated today at the UFC 170 pre-fight press conference. Once the media and fans finished their questions, the fighters set up for their staredowns. When it came time for Cormier and Cummins to hit the stage, Cormier shoved Cummins hard and Dana White was forced to intervene.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN posted a video of the shove which you can watch below:

Here is a GIF of the shove (Courtesy of Zombie Prophet):

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Obviously Cormier is a bit heated after all of the pre-fight trash talk Cummins has thrown his way. Cummins was given the fight after Dana White found out that Cummins supposedly broke Cormier in training multiple times and even made him cry. Cormier certainly did not take kindly to the accusations, stating that Cummins went over the line and he will pay for it on Saturday night.

This card, which seemed to be on it’s last leg when Rashad Evans pulled out due to injury, suddenly has a co-main event with a lot of heat and bad blood behind it. It will certainly be interesting to see the weigh-in showdown tomorrow.

Check out the full UFC 170 card below:

Main Card

Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann
Daniel Cormier vs. Pat Cummins
Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia
Mike Pyle vs. T.J. Waldburger
Robert Whittaker vs. Stephen Thompson

Fox Sports 1 Prelims

Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye
Raphael Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz
Cody Gibson vs. Aljamain Sterling
Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo

Fight Pass Prelims

Rafaello Oliveira vs. Erik Koch
Ernest Chavez vs. Yosdenis Cedeno

Topics: Dana White, Daniel Cormier, Patrick Cummins, Rashad Evans, UFC, UFC 170

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  • Jack the Rebel

    It seems Pat really got into Cormier’s head.

  • Jeff Andrews jr

    Cormier looks a bit like “Carlton Banks” from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” with what he is wearing LOL…

  • Tom Stacey

    Surprisingly enough, I think this is gonnna be a good card. LMAo carlton

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