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Daniel Cormier explains why he is fighting Anthony Johnson at UFC 206 and not UFC 205

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Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206. During a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Cormier explained that he wanted to fight Johnson at UFC 205 next month but due to some issues with his knee, he had to push back the fight to UFC 206.

“I had to do some stuff to my knee,” said Cormier. “So I needed a little more time. Obviously, I’m not going to tell that to Anthony before it happens. But I fought on UFC 200, which was a massive card, so I don’t really feel that need to just be on the first card in Madison Square Garden.”

“I would have made more money if I fought at UFC 205,” Cormier said. “McGregor sells more pay-per-views than anybody in the game, so obviously I would have benefitted from that. But Tyron Woodley will benefit from it, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will benefit from it, and I’m happy for them. I fought at UFC 200, and even though we didn’t make the money that we anticipated, we made a ton of money.”

UFC 206 takes place in Toronto, Canada at the Air Canada Centre on Dec. 10.



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