UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou received heavy criticism for his performance against reigning champion Stipe Miocic back at UFC 220. Following unwarranted death threats, one of the fighter’s cornermen has decided to come forward.
While Ngannou received some heavy criticism for his alleged cardio issues in the fight, Ngannou’s corner received the brunt of the ire from fight fans. One such cornerman was Dewey Cooper.
The combat sports veteran recently revealed that he received death threats shortly after Ngannou’s failed title shot. Speaking to MMA Junkie, Cooper offered some details on the matter.
“I responded to every single one of them – ‘(Expletive) you, I’m at One Kick’s Gym on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.’ ‘I’m at Mayweather’s gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. I’m at the UFC gym at 2 o’clock on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come kill me, mother(expletive).”
“We’re not being bullied physically or on social media. You talk (expletive) about me, I’m talking (expletive) about you. Period. I don’t give a (expletive) if I’m at the White House with the president. I don’t care if I’m at the hospital with my girl having my child. You disrespect me, I’m disrespecting you.
“I’m a Malcolm X follower. I believe eye for an eye, cheek for a cheek, and that’s what it’s going to be until the day I die. But I’m the nicest, coolest guy in the world. But I’m no punk (expletive). I’m not going to be disrespected and my life challenged and not have some serious recourse about it.”