Daniel Cormier approves of Dana White’s persistence with Khabib: ‘You have to do that’

Daniel Cormier doesn’t have any issue with Dana White’s relentless approach to getting UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov back in the octagon. Since Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) retired from MMA in October following his second-round submission of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, White has remained confident he can persuade the undefeated Russian to return, […]

Watch Khabib give Daniel Cormier so much flack for not wearing dress shoes with his suit

There’s nothing quite like a bit of banter between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier. In their latest friendly spat, UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov couldn’t help but notice the shoes Cormier opted to pair up with his suit during his commentary duties for UFC on ESPN 20. The conversation took place in the locker room just […]

Watch Daniel Cormier surprise Khabib Nurmagomedov with his ‘Submission of the Year’ award

Who better to award Khabib Nurmagomedov for his incredible finish at UFC 254 than his teammate Daniel Cormier? Retired UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov, who scored a slick triangle choke submission of Justin Gaethje in his final outing in October, has been awarded the “UFC Honors Fan Choice Submission of the Year” award. Surprising him with the […]

UFC 257 media day with Daniel Cormier, main event coaches

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC At the last UFC 257 media day for the week, Daniel Cormier and the coaches of Conor McGregor (John Kavanagh) and Dustin Poirier (Mike Brown) will answer questions from the media Thursday morning. The UFC 257 media day video is expected to begin at 5 a.m. ET. The schedule is […]

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says UFC 257 ‘will really elevate’ Michael Chandler if he wins, calls out Conor McGregor

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Next weekend at UFC 257, former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler will finally make his long awaited UFC debut. It’s a big opportunity for Chandler to announce himself to the UFC fans but it also comes with a good amount of risk. Chandler will be facing off against sixth-ranked lightweight […]

Daniel Cormier: Michael Chandler-Dan Hooker winner should call out Conor McGregor at UFC 257

UFC lightweights Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker will square off in prime position as the UFC 257 co-main event ahead of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, which headlines the first pay-per-view of the year. The way Daniel Cormier sees it, the winner of Chandler vs. Hooker would be wise to take a page out of […]

Jon Jones mocks ‘hater’ Daniel Cormier on six-year anniversary of UFC 182 grudge match

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are never going to be friends. That much we can be quite certain of. Six years after the first meeting between the two rivals, the bad blood still runs deep between Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) and Cormier (22-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC). The pair competed for the first time on […]

Jon Jones jabs at Daniel Cormier on 6-year anniversary of UFC 182 win

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On this day six years ago, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ended a heated rivalry with Daniel Cormier by defending his title via unanimous decision at UFC 182. And as media outlets, including MMA Fighting, took note, Jones made sure to remind his enemy of his dominance. Stipe is your […]

Today in MMA History: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier fight for first time (not counting press conferences)

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UFC free fight: Stipe Miocic closes out trilogy, defeats Daniel Cormier at UFC 252

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic faced the sternest test of his championship credentials when he faced Daniel Cormier, but over the course of three epic meetings, it was the Ohio native who came through victorious. In their first outing, Cormier stunned Miocic by knocking him out in Round 1 and taking his heavyweight title at […]

UFC full fight video: Stipe Miocic ends trilogy with Daniel Cormier with decision win

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic clashed for a third time at UFC 252 on Aug. 15 in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight champion Miocic would retain his title with a unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 48-47) victory over Cormier, who decided to […]

Daniel Cormier believes if Khabib Nurmagomedov returns his opponent ‘would have to be Georges St-Pierre’

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images When the UFC returns to Abu Dhabi in January, the promotion will feature a trio of consecutive cards capped off by the return of Conor McGregor as he faces Dustin Poirier in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 257 on Jan. […]

Video: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier, UFC broadcast team provide all of your meme needs

With the UFC forced to hold live events without fans due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the promotion’s broadcast team is tasked with helping to create an exciting environment for viewers around the world. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be a problem for the likes of Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier, and others. But […]

Daniel Cormier says money alone won’t lure Khabib Nurmagomedov back to UFC

Daniel Cormier thinks it will take more than money to lure Khabib Nurmagomedov back into the octagon. UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) hung up his gloves after submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Oct. 24, but he’s yet to vacate his title, which has many questioning if his retirement will stick. […]

The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 255 preview, Jones vs. Cormier, Rafael Dos Anjos, Patricio ‘Pitbull’

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting This is The A-Side Live Chat. For this episode, Brave CF flyweight Jose Torres joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest stories in MMA. Some POSSIBLE topics include: fallout from UFC Vegas 14, headlined by Rafael dos Anjos’ win over Paul Felder; and Bellator […]

‘Lion’ Jon Jones continues Daniel Cormier troll: ‘Don’t talk sh*t and I won’t have to be so mean’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jon Jones just won’t let Daniel Cormier have the last word. On Tuesday, Jones continued jabbing at his longtime rival, trolling Cormier after the former two-division champion clapped back at him. Is that any way to talk to your superior Daniel? By the time I’m 40 I’ll […]

Jon Jones fires back at Daniel Cormier: ‘You lost your last fight and then quit the sport’

Esther Lin, MMA FIghting Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier appear to be the rivalry that never ends even with one of them retired. Amid the recent discussion about the “greatest of all time” in MMA, Jones has been embroiled in a debate about his standing next to reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Jones has […]

Daniel Cormier doesn’t understand why Jon Jones ‘lost his mind’ over Khabib Nurmagomedov GOAT talk

Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier recognizes there’s a time and place to promote yourself – and there are also times not to. In a sport filled with varying levels of ego, Cormier thinks it would serve beneficial if fighters became comfortable with putting their self-image to the side in the wake […]

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones can’t be the GOAT because failed drug tests ‘eliminate you from the conversation’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting There’s been a lot of talk lately about the title of “greatest of all time” in mixed martial arts, especially in the wake of Khabib Nurmagomedov announcing his retirement after moving to 29-0 in his career. While the undefeated Russian might actually return for one more fight in order to achieve […]

Daniel Cormier contemplated comeback against Jan Blachowicz for ’15 minutes’ but then decided ‘I was completely done’

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier knows all about the fighters who just can’t stay away from the sport after retirement. From journeymen to multi-time former champions, the number of athletes who call it a career and then announce a comeback is almost too long to list. For Cormier, he already went […]

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