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):
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:
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