Why Daniel Cormier is flying a Domino's delivery man to UFC 178

by Kirik Jenness |

Russ Roman, 29, has been a fan of Daniel Cormier, since the former US Olympic wrestling team captain, then 1-0 in MMA, appeared on MMA Junkie Radio for the first time some five years ago

Roman, a Domino's Pizza deliveryman from Lawrence, Mass., saved his tips and had booked a trip to UFC 181 on Dec 6, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The hardcore fan was bummed when he learned that Cormier was booked to replace Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones at UFC 178 on Sept 27, 2014 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The bond between fans and fighters in mixed martial arts is like no other, and it goes both ways. During his most recent appearance on MMAJunkie Radio, Cormier heard about the pizza guy who couldn't afford two trips to the UFC so close together, and is flying the fan out.

“If I’m his favorite fighter, and he wants to see me compete for a title, get me his information, you get him off of work, and I’ll fly him to Vegas,” said Cormier as transcribed by Steven Marrocco for MMAJunkie. “Now, am I going to take care of his whole trip? No. But I’ll take care of his travel. There you go.”

A wicked excited Roman variously described himself as "super excited" and "beyond excited."

“He’s just one of the regular guys,” said Roman of Cormier. “I’ve been following him for so long, and I haven’t missed any of his fights for years. He’s one of those guys that it’s always a can’t-miss fight.”

Listen to entire interview...


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JohnMorgansBlueShirt site profile image  

7/25/14 4:36 PM by JohnMorgansBlueShirt

25 posts in 11.5 years. Got to love it.

Il Duce site profile image  

7/25/14 12:21 AM by Il Duce

What a bro.

Domizm site profile image  

7/25/14 12:01 AM by Domizm

Classy as always

Vulva Fabulous site profile image  

7/24/14 11:29 PM by Vulva Fabulous

Yeah, but I assumed that he didn't meet him before making that offer and the picture was taken after. Probably a bad assumption lol

KingD87 site profile image  

7/24/14 11:14 PM by KingD87

Did you see the picture posted? ;)DC is the man, hope he brings it to Jones.

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7/24/14 10:42 PM by Jack_Bauer

Popeyes will not be happy.....

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7/24/14 8:57 PM by Paulbtk

Damn Black Fedor is gonna wreck Jones. Finally!

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7/24/14 8:47 PM by Ministry of Truth

Very cool. Lawrence, Ma. is real ghetto, so I'm glad that guy is getting to take a nice trip lol.

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7/24/14 8:26 PM by letsdodis


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7/24/14 8:21 PM by scourge

DC is the man