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Spinning Back Clique: Reaction to UFC 276, Daniel Cormier's surprise Hall of Fame confession

Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts.
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Chael Sonnen reacts after Daniel Cormier admits to “towelgate” during his UFC Hall of Fame speech: “Cheated but did not have the courage to use a needle”

Chael Sonnen has given his thoughts on Daniel Cormier admitting to cheating the scale at UFC 210. ‘DC’ faced Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 210 in April …read more

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Daniel Cormier apologizes to Rumble Johnson during UFC Hall of Fame speech: “I think I may have grabbed the towel in Buffalo”

UFC legend Daniel Cormier issued an apology to Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson last night after coming clean about towelgate. As part of International Fight Week, Daniel Cormier was inducted into the …read more

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Daniel Cormier comes clean about ‘towel-gate’ during UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony

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On one of the biggest nights of his life, Daniel Cormier decided that his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame …read more

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Cormier, Nurmagomedov inducted into UFC HOF

Former titleholders Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov officially entered the UFC’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, joining the Hall’s Modern Wing. …read more

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Joe Rogan returns to commentary desk at UFC 276 alongside Daniel Cormier, Jon Anik

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Joe Rogan is back on the desk.
MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with officials that the popular UFC …read more

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Darren Till Defends Cormier Against Critics, But Jones “Still The GOAT”

UFC middleweight Darren Till has hit back at critics of Daniel Cormier and his commentary during UFC fights and events.

Cormier has come under fire over the past year for the …read more

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Daniel Cormier Gives His Side Of The Phil Hawes Confrontation

Daniel Cormier is giving his side to the Phil Hawes confrontation at UFC Austin.

At UFC Austin, Daniel Cormier was on commentary duty as he is quite frequently at UFC …read more

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Posted on June 24, 2022, 7:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier details his side of Phil Hawes situation at UFC Austin, admits he was a ‘little bit pissed off’

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Daniel Cormier wants it to be known that there’s no beef between himself and …read more

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Posted on June 23, 2022, 8:17 pm By
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Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier responds to Sean O’Malley’s claim that he wants him to lose: “I don’t care enough about him to care if he wins”

Former dual-weight champion Daniel Cormier doesn’t care if Sean O’Malley wins or loses. Last week, ‘Sugar’ made headlines when he discussed his relationship with ‘DC’. Following an appearance on the …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes Jorge Masvidal has come to a crossroads in his UFC career: “He’s gonna be fighting guys that have a little bit less name value”

Daniel Cormier believes Jorge Masvidal has come to a crossroads in his UFC career. It is true that Masvidal (35-16 MMA) is coming off a three fight losing streak, two …read more

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Cormier Responds To O’Malley: “Popularity Fades, Legacy Lasts”

UFC commentator and former two-weight world champion Daniel Cormier has dismissed Sean O’Malley’s latest criticism of his commentary.

O’Malley is set to face Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on July 2. …read more

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Makhachev is the best lightweight ‘in the world’ says Daniel Cormier

Islam Makhachev warms up for his bout against Bobby Green. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Title be damned, the former two division champ is …read more

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Chael Sonnen Ponders: ‘What If Hawes Had Swung At Cormier?’

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen believes it’s a good thing that middleweight Phil Hawes chose to de-escalate his Octagon exchange with Daniel Cormier this past weekend.

Saturday’s UFC Austin card brought …read more

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Daniel Cormier on Islam Makhachev: ‘He’s the best fighter in the world at that weight class’

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Daniel Cormier knew before most of the world that fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev were eventually going to …read more

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Phil Hawes issues apology to Daniel Cormier following post-fight argument at UFC Austin: “I apologize. DC, please don’t beat me up”

Phil Hawes has apologised to Daniel Cormier following their argument after Hawes’ win over Deron Winn last weekend. At UFC Austin on Saturday night, Phil Hawes managed to return to …read more

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Hawes Apologizes To ‘DC’ Over Aggro Post-Fight ‘Miscommunication’

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Referee Herb Dean had to get between Phil Hawes and Daniel Cormier following Hawes’ win over Deron Winn. Here’s what …read more

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Phil Hawes Clears The Air On Viral Confrontation With Daniel Cormier

Cooler heads have seemed to prevail after UFC middleweight Phil Hawes’ post-UFC Austin dust-up with Daniel Cormier.

Hawes defeated one of Cormier’s protégés, Deron Winn, during the UFC Austin prelims this …read more

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Phil Hawes apologizes to Daniel Cormier for heated exchange at UFC Austin: ‘Don’t beat me up’

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Phil Hawes appears to regret how he handled things with Daniel Cormier after finishing the soon-to-be UFC Hall of Famer’s …read more

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Daniel Cormier, Phil Hawes get into heated verbal altercation at UFC Austin

Just seconds after Phil Hawes finished Deron Winn with strikes at UFC Austin, the veteran middleweight picked another fight with UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier.
Cormier, Winn’s longtime teammate and …read more

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Daniel Cormier and Phil Hawes exchange words at UFC Austin (Video)

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier and middleweight fighter Phil Hawes had a heated exchange inside the Octagon at UFC Austin. Hawes (12-3 MMA) squared off with Cormier’s longtime friend Deron Winn …read more

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Archives: UFC Partner Reacts To Cerrone’s ‘Homophobic’ Comment (2016)

Six years ago, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone made headlines for a “homophobic” remark that got the attention of a UFC partner.

At UFC 200, Daniel Cormier defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. …read more

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O’Malley: Cormier ‘wants to see me lose’ because ‘I remind him of Jon Jones’

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Sean O’Malley does not like Daniel Cormier’s commentary. Some athletes can get a little sensitive when they’re being …read more

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Sean O’Malley discusses his relationship with UFC commentator Daniel Cormier: “I think he truly, deep down, wants to see me lose”

UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley believes that Daniel Cormier wants him to lose. ‘Sugar’ is scheduled to return next month against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276. The bout is expected to …read more

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Daniel Cormier gives take on Carla Esparza vs. Weili Zhang: “She might be the biggest challenger favorite ever”

Daniel Cormier believes that UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza will be a massive underdog to Weili Zhang. ‘Cookie Monster’ re-captured the UFC’s strawweight title following a win over Rose Namajunas …read more

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Sean O’Malley explains why UFC commentary from Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier “drives me crazy”

Sean O’Malley is explaining why UFC commentary from Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier drives his ‘crazy’. ‘Sugar’ claims that Cormier and Rogan constantly emphasize the use of his opponents leg …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes accidental clash of heads saved Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 275: “I thought Santos won the fight”

Daniel Cormier believes the accidental clash of heads saved Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 275. It was Valentina Shevchenko (23-3 MMA) vs Taila Santos (19-2 MMA) in the women’s flyweight co-main …read more

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UFC 275: Teixeira wants immediate rematch with Prochazka, Smith disagrees

Glover Teixeira is interviewed by Daniel Cormier following his submission loss to Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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Daniel Cormier believes head clash saved Valentina Shevchenko from defeat at UFC 275

If it wasn’t for an accidental clash of heads, Valentina Shevchenko might not be the UFC women’s flyweight champion right now.
At least that’s how Daniel Cormier sees it.
For the first …read more

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UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka - Fights to Make

Glover Teixeira being interviewed by Daniel Cormier after his loss to Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275 | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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Daniel Cormier shares his two most anticipated UFC fights for 2022

SINGAPORE – The list of potential big-time matchups in the UFC runs high this calendar year, but there are two specific bouts that Daniel Cormier has his eye on.
The former …read more

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Posted on June 11, 2022, 2:16 am By
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Daniel Cormier explains why UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira should hold off on retirement: “There ain’t no Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier in that weight class”

Daniel Cormier has explained why he thinks Glover Teixeira should hold off on a possible retirement from mixed martial arts. As we head into UFC 275 tomorrow night, Glover Teixeira’s …read more

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Daniel Cormier advises UFC champ Glover Teixeira to hold out on retirement. Here's why.

SINGAPORE – UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira is flirting with retirement, and Daniel Cormier believes he should stop.
Cormier, a former two-division UFC champ, thinks Teixeira (33-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) …read more

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Cormier ‘Won’t Apologize’ For Commentary Bias

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who also held gold at 205 pounds, retired from MMA back in late 2020 …read more

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Cormier denies commentary ‘bias’, says Rogan helped him brush off critics

Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier on commentary duties at UFC 268 in 2021. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

“I’m not apologizing for doing …read more

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Daniel Cormier shares his pick for the most athletically gifted female fighter in the UFC

Former UFC two-weight champion Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on who the most athletically gifted female fighter is in the promotion. From his days as a UFC fighter to …read more

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Daniel Cormier previews Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka: “It is a tougher fight than maybe many originally thought it was for Jiri”

Daniel Cormier believes that Jiri Prochazka will have his hands full against UFC light-heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira. This Saturday night in Singapore, the Brazilian looks to make his first title …read more

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Daniel Cormier shares prediction for potential Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic fight

Daniel Cormier has weighed in a potential fight between his two greatest rivals. With Jon Jones set to finally make a move up to heavyweight, all signs point to him …read more

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Daniel Cormier says he no longer cares about fan criticism thanks to advice from Joe Rogan: “I’m not apologizing for doing my job”

Daniel Cormier is a former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion. The now UFC commentator has taken lots of fan and fighter criticism but has expressed that he no longer …read more

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Posted on June 8, 2022, 9:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier previews UFC 275, reveals who will induct him into UFC Hall of Fame

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Before UFC 275, UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier discusses the top three fights at Saturday’s pay-per-view event, who will …read more

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Taking Joe Rogan's advice, Daniel Cormier no longer cares about criticism and claims of bias

SINGAPORE – Like Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier doesn’t care if you critique his commentary.
He was put on blast in 2021 by his broadcast partner Dominick Cruz, who claimed the former …read more

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Daniel Cormier predicts Conor McGregor’s next fight

Michael Chandler celebrates following his knockout victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274. | Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Daniel Cormier thinks Conor McGregor will …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes Conor McGregor will return against Michael Chandler: “He’s taken the UFC by storm”

Daniel Cormier believes former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will fight Michael Chandler next. The Irishman has been out of action since his fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 …read more

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Henry Cejudo: Khabib vs. Oliveira Is Biggest Fight In UFC History

Henry Cejudo believes a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira would be the biggest in UFC history.

Cejudo was recently interviewed by Helen Yee and was asked about Daniel Cormier, …read more

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Daniel Cormier discusses “one of the biggest mistakes” being made in MMA judging

Daniel Cormier is sharing ‘one of the biggest mistakes’ being made in MMA judging. Cormier, who retired in 2020, is a former professional mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler, and current …read more

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Despite recent comments about judging, Daniel Cormier opposed to open scoring: “It adds too much safety to fighting”

Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier wants a change to MMA judging, but he doesn’t like open scoring. Last weekend, Holly Holm faced Ketlen Vieira in the main event of UFC …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes Holly Holm and Eryk Anders were robbed of wins at UFC Vegas 55: “Once again, it’s on the judges”

Commentator Daniel Cormier believes Holly Holm and Eryk Anders were robbed of wins at UFC Vegas 55 which took place on Saturday, May 21st at the UFC Apex facility in …read more

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UFC's Sam Hughes explains putting Daniel Cormier on the spot about after win: 'I'm not no quitter'

LAS VEGAS – Sam Hughes had a bone to pick with Daniel Cormier, and she let the former UFC two-division champion know about it.
Hughes, who entered UFC Fight Night 206 …read more

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Sam Hughes ‘squashes’ beef with Daniel Cormier over ‘quitter’ comments before UFC Vegas 55

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LAS VEGAS – UFC strawweight Sam Hughes reacts to her third-round TKO of Elise Reed at UFC Vegas 55, her …read more

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Video: Commentator cam catches Daniel Cormier’s HoF tears, Joe Rogan’s shock at UFC 274 

The UFC puts a camera on commentators for major pay-per-view, and UFC 274 captured some funny and heartwarming moments.
Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier called the action for …read more

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‘They’re called riddles’ - Ferguson explains weird Twitter spat

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“I’m a writer. Nobody knows that and I like to tell stories.”  Last week, Daniel Cormier and Tony Ferguson went …read more

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Daniel Cormier sees a scenario where Charles Oliveira lures Khabib Nurmagomedov from retirement

Daniel Cormier wonders if a Charles Oliveira victory over the surging Islam Makhachev could bring set up a scenario where Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the UFC.
Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) was …read more

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Daniel Cormier ponders if Khabib Nurmagomdov would return if Islam Makchaev loses to Charles Oliveira: “Is defending his friend’s honor enough?”

Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov possibly coming out of retirement to fight Charles Oliveira.
‘The Eagle’ retired following his win over Justin Gaethje in October 2020. Despite …read more

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Tony Ferguson reacts to Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier “bagging” on him during UFC commentary: “I’m the only person that told Joe ‘no’ for his podcast”

Tony Ferguson has reacted to Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier “bagging” on him during their UFC commentaries.
Apparently Ferguson is not impressed with either commentator.
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Daniel Cormier, Gilbert Melendez Among Coaches for 'Warrior Training Program'

The next installment of the transformative mixed martial arts program formerly known as Wimp2Warrior is set for the end of May, and a few familiar faces will be at the …read more

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Daniel Cormier and Tony Ferguson continue to trade shots on social media: “Lay off the yay buddy, not a good look”

Tony Ferguson and Daniel Cormier continue to trade shots at one another as their strange social media rivalry continues.
Last Saturday night at UFC 274, Tony Ferguson returned to the Octagon …read more

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Tony Ferguson Mocks Cormier’s Scale Controversy, Cormier Responds

Tony Ferguson took to social media to mock UFC commentator and former champion Daniel Cormier for his past weight-cutting controversy.

Ferguson lost to Michael Chandler on the UFC 274 main card …read more

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Daniel Cormier responds to “towel gate” criticism from Tony Ferguson: “Tuck your head in a hole somewhere”

Daniel Cormier has sent a stern message to Tony Ferguson after he criticized him on social media.
Ferguson took to social media on Wednesday to say Daniel Cormier should’ve been stripped …read more

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Daniel Cormier opens up on the Cain Velasquez situation: “It absolutely kills me”

Daniel Cormier has opened up about the Cain Velasquez situation.
Cormier was just starting his professional mixed martial arts career in late 2010, when Velasquez was the UFC heavyweight champion. The …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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