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Patrick Cummins Explains Why He’s “Always Cheering” For Daniel Cormier

Kelsey Mowatt

Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins may have been quickly put away by Daniel Cormier in his Octagon debut, but the light-heavyweight has explained why he’s rooting for the champ.

Cummins was tapped on short notice to fight Cormier last February, after Rashad Evans went down with a knee injury. It didn’t take Cummins long to get under Cormier’s skin, however, by claiming he made “DC” cry after a wrestling session they had years ago.

Well, Cormier proceeded to stop Cummins in under two minutes, and handed the latter his first pro defeat. Since the loss, however, Cummins has gone 4-1 and has moved into the top ten in the UFC’s 205 division. As a result, he’s been booked to fight top contender Glover Teixeira at UFC FN 77 on Saturday.

Well, in advance of the bout, Cummins recently spoke to MMA Fighting.com, and while doing so, he relayed this about Cormier:

“I’m always cheering for him just because when it’s my turn to challenge for the belt, I want him to be on the other side so I can collect my revenge and the belt at the same time.”

Now that’s ambition no? While Teixeira is going to be a serious, serious test for Cummins, if he can defeat the noted finisher, he’ll be in the title shot mix.

UFC FN 77 will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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