Daniel Cormier has taken some heat for how his recent bout with Anderson Silva went down, and clearly Gian Villante is one of those folks who wasn’t impressed with it…
Cormier took on Silva at UFC 200, after the latter stepped in on two days notice, following the withdrawal of Jon Jones. The light-heavyweight champ put his vaunted wrestling skills to work in the fight, and controlled much of the bout from the top position. “DC” won the non-title fight via unanimous decision.
Well, Villante spoke with MMA Junkie.com recently, and while doing so, he had this to say about Cormier:
“I think I can go in there tomorrow and beat Cormier, especially the way he fought (at UFC 200),” Villante said. “That (expletive) was ugly. Sorry. I really do think I could go in there tomorrow and beat Cormier. I think I hit hard enough. I can stop wrestling. I mean, what else does the guy do? He laid on the guy for 15 minutes – a guy who hasn’t trained and is 45 years old.”
There you have it. Now, there’s also been plenty of people who have defended Cormier, since the Silva bout took place. The argument being that Cormier had everything to lose in the fight, and as a result, he shouldn’t be blamed for not banging it out with one of the greatest strikers ever.
Cormier aside, Villante said he’s looking for a “fun fight” next, and relayed that he’d be interested in fighting Steve Bosse at UFC 205 on November 12th. That card will mark the first time the UFC has held an event in New York City, and Villante is from NY.
Does Bosse – Villante have the makings of a ‘fun fight’? Yes. Yes it does.