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Cormier explains why Khabib went for triangle choke finish at UFC 254

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AKA teammate Daniel Cormier reveals an interesting conversation he had with Khabib Nurmagomedov regarding how UFC 254 ended. Based on …read more

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Cormier: Khabib triangle choke was act of mercy

Khabib Nurmagomedov used a triangle choke instead of an armbar because he didn’t want to injure Justin Gaethje, according to teammate Daniel Cormier. …read more

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Cormier: Khabib triangle choke was act of mercy

Khabib Nurmagomedov used a triangle choke instead of an armbar because he didn’t want to injure Justin Gaethje, according to teammate Daniel Cormier. …read more

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Daniel Cormier reveals the incredible way that Khabib showed mercy on Justin Gaethje

It wasn’t secret heading into UFC on 254 that there was no animosity between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. After all, the two men share the same manager and know …read more

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Henry Cejudo praises retired UFC champions Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier: “Wrestling is life”

MMA great Henry Cejudo praises retired UFC champions Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier, proclaiming that “Wrestling is life.” Cejudo retired from mixed martial arts in May following a TKO win …read more

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After UFC 254, Daniel Cormier declares Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘the greatest fighter we’ve ever seen’

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After 29 fights and 29 victories, Khabib Nurmagomedov called it a career following a submission win over Justin Gaethje in …read more

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Daniel Cormier defends praise of Khabib Nurmagomedov following fan backlash

Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier was obviously ecstatic to see his good friend and training partner Khabib Nurmagomedov emerge victorious at UFC 254. The recently retired former UFC light heavyweight …read more

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Jon Anik had the cojones to leave Daniel Cormier off his top-five GOAT list in front of DC himself

Undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from MMA on Saturday after pushing his record to 29-0 when he submitted Justin Gaethje in the second round of their lightweight title …read more

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UFC 254 'Embedded,' No. 4: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier banter during fighter meetings

The UFC returns to pay-per-view Saturday night, as UFC 254 closes out the company’s second “Fight Island” residency in the Middle East.
UFC 254 takes place at Flash Forum at Yas …read more

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Daniel Cormier addresses concerns about biased commentary in Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

Daniel Cormier has addressed concerns about potentially biased commentary during this weekend’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje fight. Cormier, who previously held the UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight titles, is …read more

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Daniel Cormier intends to deliver unbiased commentary for Khabib's UFC 254 title fight

ABU DHABI – Daniel Cormier embarks on a new challenge in his broadcasting career Saturday at UFC 254.
Cormier, a former two-division UFC champion, has transitioned full-time into a commentary and …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Daniel Cormier confident he won’t be biased toward teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov in calling UFC 254 main event

So connected are Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov after eight years together on the mats at American Kickboxing Academy, they instantly start wrestling after reuniting.
Cormier likes to say he …read more

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UFC 254 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘Hold you on the ground and maul you’

In the third episode of UFC 254 Embedded, the Nelk boys do shoeys, Daniel Cormier plays around with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nurmagomedov does media and gets gloves, and the rest of …read more

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Daniel Cormier tells Israel Adesanya to stop picking on Paulo Costa: ‘Paulo Costa’s dead’

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Daniel Cormier has some friendly advice for middleweight contender Paulo Costa.
The previously unbeaten “Borrachinha” suffered a crushing defeat in his title fight against UFC champion Israel Adesanya, …read more

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Paul Heyman: Daniel Cormier’s “masturbatory fantasies” about WWE gig were rejected

Paul Heyman, a fixture of the pro wrestling world, claims former two-division UFC champ Daniel Cormier was rejected by WWE brass. It’s no secret that Cormier is a big WWE …read more

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Thirsty Cormier ‘Couldn’t Get A Job In WWE’

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who also held gold at 205 pounds, has to figure out what to do …read more

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Daniel Cormier suggests Israel Adesanya “is a problem” for all but one of the UFC’s heavyweights

Daniel Cormier believes UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is a problem for all but one of the promotions’s heavyweights. Adesanya currently rules over the middleweight division, but has made no …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes it’s in Jon Jones’ best interest to fight Israel Adesanya “sooner than later”

UFC legend Daniel Cormier believes it’s in long-time rival Jon Jones’ best interest to fight Israel Adesanya “sooner or later.” Cormier knows a thing-or-two about superfights, having been involved with …read more

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Beef behind them, Daniel Cormier considers Jan Blachowicz's UFC title rise inspirational

ABU DHABI – Daniel Cormier didn’t get far into his retirement before he realized his words would continue causing fighters to challenge him to get back into the octagon.
The former …read more

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Daniel Cormier fascinated by 'nasty' Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones feud, pushes for superfight

ABU DHABI – Daniel Cormier is all in on the UFC booking a superfight between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya.
Cormier, a former two-division UFC champion who retired earlier this year …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones should fight Israel Adesanya ‘sooner than later’

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If Jon Jones is ever going to fight Israel Adesanya, Daniel Cormier thinks that Jones may not want to wait too long.
A war of words …read more

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Live! UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs Korean Zombie ESPN talent media day

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Hear what Daniel Cormier, Dan Hardy and Laura Sanko have to say ahead of the UFC’s next Fight Island card. Check out this live …read more

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Daniel Cormier gets into it with Twitter “idiots” over Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor rematch

Daniel Cormier had a brief skirmish with some fans on Twitter after suggesting we might see a Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor rematch soon. Nurmagomedov, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, …read more

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Jon Jones responds after rival Daniel Cormier calls his recent actions “out of touch”

Jon Jones has responded after Daniel Cormier called his recent actions out of touch. After Jan Blachowicz TKO’d Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 to win the vacant title, Jones asked …read more

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Daniel Cormier respectfully declines Jan Blachowicz's angry callout; peace is reached

New UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz doesn’t appreciate Daniel Cormier’s assessment of him, and he let that be known.
During Monday’s episode of “DC and Helwani” on ESPN, Cormier was …read more

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Jan Blachowicz sends challenge to “fat a**” Daniel Cormier, gets quick response

New UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is calling for a fight with the division’s former champion, Daniel Cormier. Blachowicz became the new UFC light heavyweight champ when he defeated …read more

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Jan Blachowicz challenges Daniel Cormier to comeback fight: ‘I’ll teach you some respect’

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If Jan Blachowicz can’t get his hands on Jon Jones, he has another former UFC champion in mind for a future title …read more

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Conor McGregor unloads on “fat fool” Daniel Cormier

Conor McGregor lashed out at fellow former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier on social media Monday evening. The Irishman’s verbal assault was due to comments made by Cormier surrounding McGregor’s …read more

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Daniel Cormier accuses Jon Jones of giving up belt due to fear of Dominick Reyes rematch

Daniel Cormier believes that his rival Jon Jones vacated the UFC light heavyweight title because he didn’t want to rematch Dominick Reyes. After defending his title earlier this year at …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones vacated title to avoid Dominick Reyes, probably returns to 205

With Dominick Reyes out of the immediate title picture, Daniel Cormier thinks fans can expect to see a light heavyweight return by Jon Jones.
Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Cormier, the …read more

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Daniel Cormier lists the five “big fights” he wants the UFC to book at welterweight

Daniel Cormier believes booking the UFC’s welterweight division should be rather easy. Right now, it appears the only fight booked is Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns. The plan was to …read more

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Daniel Cormier wants Jorge Masvidal to fight Colby Covington instead of Nate Diaz

Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is hoping the promotion will book a fight between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington next. Masvidal has recently been linked to a high-profile rematch …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes Khamzat Chimaev will be welterweight and middleweight champion by the end of 2021

Daniel Cormier has high expectations for Khamzat Chimaev. Chimaev made his UFC debut back in July and took the MMA world by storm after he dominated John Philipps en route …read more

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Daniel Cormier reveals he is in “very early conversations” with WWE officials, pitches commentary gig

Retired UFC star Daniel Cormier has confirmed that he is in very early talks with WWE regarding a potential switch over to pro wrestling. Cormier officially announced his retirement from …read more

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Posted on September 17, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier To WWE?

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Now that Daniel Cormier is retired from active mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champ-champ has plenty of time …read more

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Dana White worried when Daniel Cormier positive for COVID-19, but was assured by doctors before UFC 252

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UFC President Dana White was aware that Daniel Cormier had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to a UFC 252 trilogy against Stipe Miocic, but was …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier reveals he had COVID-19 during training camp for UFC 252

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Last month, Daniel Cormier challenged Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 252. It was a trilogy bout between the two …read more

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Daniel Cormier says he tested positive for COVID-19 as UFC title fight with Stipe Miocic neared

As he readied to fight for UFC gold on Aug. 15, Daniel Cormier said he tested positive for COVID-19 for more than two weeks in July. …read more

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Daniel Cormier had COVID-19 while training for Stipe Miocic UFC 252 bout

Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier recently revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 during his training camp in preparation to face Stipe Miocic at UFC 252.

Cormier had already been …read more

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Daniel Cormier reveals he had COVID-19 during training camp for Stipe Miocic trilogy

Training partners weren’t the only thing Daniel Cormier battled in the lead up to UFC 252.
The former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion revealed in an interview with Yahoo! Sports …read more

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Cormier Secretly Had Coronavirus Prior To UFC 252

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, secretly had coronavirus prior to his UFC 252 pay-per-view (PPV) title fight last month in …read more

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Daniel Cormier reveals he had COVID-19 before Miocic fight: “This is not an excuse at all”

Daniel Cormier says he had COVID-19 before his UFC 252 heavyweight title fight with the division’s reigning champion, Stipe Miocic. During a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports, Cormier sang the …read more

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UFC rankings update: Daniel Cormier’s retirement causes pound-for-pound shuffle

The official UFC rankings have been updated after last weekend’s UFC Vegas 9 card, and despite the lack of big names on the bill, there have been some interesting changes. …read more

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Daniel Cormier shares his take on what should come first for Nick Diaz

Daniel Cormier has shared his thoughts on the ideal opponent for the return of Nick Diaz. Cormier has gone from being a two-division champion to one of the UFC’s most …read more

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Marc Goddard: It was “an honor” to officiate final Daniel Cormier fight

Referee Marc Goddard says it was an “honor” to officiate the last fight Daniel Cormier will ever compete in—but that’s nothing new. Cormier, the former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight …read more

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Marc Goddard reflects on refereeing Daniel Cormier’s final fight, importance of accountability

Referee Marc Goddard has been the third man for many legendary encounters in the sport of MMA.
At UFC 252, Goddard was selected as the third man in the octagon for …read more

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UFC 187 bonuses: Daniel Cormier, Chris Weidman and more bank an extra $50,000 in Vegas

Mo money, mo problems …
What a night!
The dust has barely settled on UFC 187: “Johnson vs. Cormier” from Las Vegas, Nevada, which means it’s time to honor those select fighters …read more

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