Jimi Manuwa is quickly climbing up the ranks in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division. His dominant knockout victory over Corey Anderson was one example of just how much power the British fighter packs in every single punch he throws, and now he has his sights set on Daniel Cormier.
The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion took to the microphone after his dominant victory against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and put Manuwa on absolute blast. He made fun of everything from the caliber of his opponents to the clothing he wears, and Manuwa could not wait to fire back at Cormier. He told MMA Junkie:
“Cormier’s probably the first person that I’ve kind of had something with. To be fair, I respected Cormier. He’s the champion of the division. I think he’s quite a boring fighter; he’s not the most boring, but he’s wrestling, and it’s not that great for the fans.”
“That’s probably why he’s not so popular with the fans. But I said that in an interview, and he took it like, ‘Oh, he said I’m a boring fighter.’ He came to me and called me out when I was cageside… “He knows I’ll break the rest of his face, as well,” Manuwa said. “I swear.””