UFC 210 Fighters Make Weight and Set Their Focus on Fight Night

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Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is taking on Daniel Cormier this Saturday at UFC 210.

All the other fighters made weight for their bouts for UFC 210, which takes place on Saturday April 8 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.

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Cormier has had it hard as a UFC champ - mostly because he gained his title shot after long-time champion Jon Jones was axed from the UFC and forfeited his title, which was not long after Jones had actually beaten Cormier.

As if that wasn't shenanigans enough, Cormier also touched the modesty towel held in front of him with both hands, a well known weigh-in trick created to help you lift fractions of a pound off. While Oliveira's failures to make weight as a featherweight are well documented, Brooks has had the strength to go up a weight class to welterweight. But then things began to unravel for the former champion, first his belt was taken away by the UFC for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run and then he was - and still is - suspended for a drugs violation just before he was to have a rematch with Cormier. I think this past year has given me a lot of time to realize how great my life was and how much I want it back. But faced with the possibility of losing his title at the weigh-in, Cormier retreated backstage before re-emerging two minutes later. That's the difference between him and I. He's got one way to win the fight.

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"Rumble" will need to show greater respect for Cormier's wrestling qualities and adopt a more patient approach towards gaining a potential stoppage if he finds himself in the same position again in Buffalo.

As in their first fight, Johnson will be at his most unsafe in the early stages of the fight, and if he can connect with his punches then there's no doubt he can put DC in serious trouble.

The notion that a knockout artist is generally more appealing than a wrestler in the UFC might play into the shifting odds for the co-main event for UFC 210.

"I don't see it as a threat, I see it as a challenge", Weidman said.

Johnson comes into the fight on a three-fight win streak, each by way of KO. "A win is a win for me". "I think I have unfinished business with Anthony Johnson". I'm the only guy to beat him. Weidman racked up his second KO loss when he was caught with a knee by Yoel Romero in the opening of the third round at UFC 205.

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