<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454527" target="_blank"> Cormier: I just kept f--king punching </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=454527" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=70&q=75&x=92&y=8&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=daniel-cormier-10-04-2015-13-10-51-194.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>They say the true test of a champion is defending your belt, and at UFC 192 Daniel Cormier was tested to the limit by challenger Alexander Gustafsson. A brutal grinding fight, Cormier had to push himself to fight through pain and exhaustion to keep his title:</p>
"I don't want to lose this belt," he said, when asked how he was able to dig deep.
"So, when I got tired and was hurt, I just kept pressing. I kept punching even though my arms felt like noodles. I just kept f--king punching. I was going to fight him as long as we went. If it took 10 rounds I would've stayed in there. Maybe it looked like I was punching in molasses but I was trying to f--king tag him, and just keep punching.
"The measure of a champion is defending the belt after you've won it. I couldn't imagine defending it in a better way than tonight."
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