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Daniel Cormier Says Watching Cain Velasquez’ Loss at UFC on ESPN 1 Was Hard to Do

February 20, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Daniel Cormier spoke on Sportscenter reacting to his teammate Cain Velasquez’s loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 1. Highlights are below per MMAjunkie:

On Velasquez’s loss to Francis Ngannou: “[That] was very hard to watch…Just very disappointed. I know how hard he trained. I know how well he prepared for this fight, and for it to end the way that it did was very unfortunate.”

On Velasquez’s condition during his training camp: “I thought that he looked good (in training camp). He was ready to fight…He looked good. I thought he was ready fight. And I felt like he was ready to win this fight. You just cannot control some of the things that happen. He hurt his knee. And also you’re fighting a big, powerful guy like Francis. There’s no room for error.”

On possibly avenging the loss his teammate took: “You know, every time you see something like that, the emotions tell you go get it back, go make it right. Francis Ngannou didn’t ask for the fight. Maybe later he will. And if that’s something that we decide we want to do, then that’s what I’ll do. … I won’t go fight Francis Ngannou. I would beat Francis Ngannou.”