Little piece Esther Lin did on UFC newcomer, Patrick Cummins, a couple months ago. Patrick is set to take an injured Rashad Evans’ place and make his UFC debut against, now UFC LHW, Daniel Cormier.
I’m really looking forward to this matchup, almost more than I was Evans vs Cormier. Cummins is coming into the UFC with nothing to lose, fighting against his former training partner. It makes for a compelling story, former Penn State wrestling walk-on turned all american goes 4-0 in his professional MMA career, but is forced to work at a coffee house to make a living when he gets the call of a lifetime, come to the UFC and fight former training partner and now contender, Daniel Cormier, on one weeks notice. The fight will be fueled by bad blood, Patrick being quoted as saying he “used to break Cormier in practice and make him cry.” All the pressure is in Cormier’s court
I’m definitely starting to love this matchup. I’m picking Cummins with the upset of the year, almost on the level of Silva vs Weidman 1.
So, I saw an interesting tweet that got me thinking after the Anthony Johnson fight just now. It was for the UFC to bring Johnson back and book him against Phil Davis. Seeing as Phil is kind of the odd man out in the whole title mix right now since most of the top guys that Phil hasn’t fought are either booked or just coming off a fight, Phil vs Rumble makes perfect sense to me and would be a very interesting match-up. Whatever happens with either guy, all I know is that Phil needs a fight soon, he can’t just sit on the sidelines, and it’s time for Rumble to come back to the UFC.