Updated 04:49 PM EST, Sun, Jan 24, 2021

UFC 187 Post-Fight: Daniel Cormier Gets Heated With Ryan Bader Following Victory Over Anthony Johnson

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New UFC light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier almost had another round of brawling with Ryan Bader during the post-fight press conference after his win against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.

According to MMA Junkie, Bader rushed to the stage where Cormier was seated and challenged the champion to a fight.

It was lucky enough that the PR staff of the UFC was able to sustain the two fighters from hurting each other, with Bader shouting, "Just gimme my paychecks right now, Bader. Get your ass out of my press conference. Get the f-ck out of here."

Tension reportedly raised when Cormier was asked about his plans after winning UFC 187 as a replacement for Jon Jones, who was suspended and stripped of his title after an alleged hit-and-run incident.

"At the end of the day, you guys know that competing drives me. I sat here five months ago in front of each and every one of you because that guy beat me. I would love to compete against him. But he's going to be away for a while, so we've got to shift our focus," Cormier said.

Cormier also said that somebody among them needs his a** kicked.

"I'm right here" was Bader's reply to Cormier's statement which prompted the latter to point him out saying his a** really needs to be kicked.

"And I'm going to beat the sh-t out of him next time. You keep talking Bader. Keep talking Bader. This guy's so disrespectful, I'm trying to fight Anthony Johnson, and Ryan Bader is sending me stupid messages on Twitter, because he wants people to think he deserves a title shot," Cormier continued.

MMA Fighting added that Bader challenged Cormier to make the fight happen "right there and then."

The champion also had the last say in the heated exchange while Bader was being assisted away from the venue.

"Not once did I say I don't want to fight Ryan Bader. I just wanted an easy paycheck. I asked to fight you multiple times, b---- I asked to fight you. They said Daniel, what do you want, I said I want the easiest fight in the division, Ryan Bader," added Cormier.

In a similar report, Sporting News explained that Bader would be good contender for Cormier as he has won four consecutive fights since having a TKO loss last 2013 to Glover Teixeira.

He also reportedly wrestled at Arizona State with Cormier's training partner and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velazquez. His last fight was in January when he defeated Phil Davis in a unanimous decision.

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