UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier, recently reacted to a clip of the Hung Bucks vs. Flip Gordon, Titan, & Dragon Lee from ROH’s Final Battle 2017 on Friday.
— Brian The Guppie (@briantheguppie) December 16, 2017
@philbaroni this is actually pathetic. This is what people wanna see? Go to a god dang gymnastics competition. Suplex, bodyslam, piledriver do some old school wrestling man. DDT, I remember when the frankensteiner was the most you’d ever see someone flip. I say Boo to this BS https://t.co/eF4pnCy0SA
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 17, 2017
Flips vs. Old School Wrestling
Cormier’s comments are similar to those expressed recently by Vader (in response to the Best of the Super Juniors tournament last year), Randy Orton (…dive), and in storyline by Drew Gulak.
Jim Cornette has made his objection to such wrestling known for some time. He recently responded to a post the UFC’s Chase Sherman made in reference to the flippy dropkick spot from Friday:
Grown men watch this. pic.twitter.com/7Gej9GSr5L
— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) December 17, 2017
Sadly, I agree with you, Chase. Pro wrestling was the blueprint for promoting fights & was the building block for the success of the @ufc . This horseshit is not pro wrestling. Grown men USED to do it & it worked. Grade school kids pretend fighting is why you guys have taken over https://t.co/407Rf6KVFp
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) December 17, 2017
This got the most hated MMA fighter in Brazil, Colby Covington, to take sides with the Young Bucks.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 17, 2017
Thanks for the free publicity, would get you tix to the next show but it’s already sold out! https://t.co/JcscbQGIrl
— Evil Flip (@TheFlipGordon) December 18, 2017
U guys really like sensitive little kids huh? So everyone is supposed to like everything you do? Ur show is sold out, good. Mine is too. Who do you think ur talking to? No amount of your whining is gonna make me like that bs y’all did on that night. https://t.co/zijde9QYmv
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 18, 2017
Cornette versus the Young Bucks
Jim. When you ran ROH, the building in that very clip was half full. I know because I was there.
— The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) December 17, 2017
I think Jim would prefer to call it half empty.?
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) December 18, 2017
It's not pathetic. The paying audience enjoyed it. UFC is thriving, and pro-wrestling has been going strong since 1920…besides most of y'all ask hunter for a job when the wheels fall off anyway and most are on the comp list at staples…so lay the fuck off. https://t.co/oqKto3a4TK
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) December 17, 2017
Come on Cody, don't encourage these ballet dancers. @ufc 's kicking pro wrestling's ass all over the world cause of shit like this. I know you have to work with these clowns but it's embarrassing. Grown men used to want to wrestle, now want to fight in UFC cause of this shit. https://t.co/Py9tirbvRd
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) December 18, 2017