UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier put on a historic performance in his latest octagon outing. Now UFC President Dana White has come forward with a few words on the matter.
Cormier faced off against UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 226 on Saturday, July 7. The fighter earned a first round knockout over Miocic, making Cormier the second UFC fighter to simultaneously hold two division titles. The only other fighter to accomplish that goal is UFC megastar Conor McGregor.
Speaking at the UFC 226 Post-Fight Press Conference, UFC President Dana White revealed his thoughts on what this victory means for Daniel Cormier.
“I think that what this does is, (it) finally gives him the respect that he deserves.”
“He’s such a unique guy in every way, shape and form. He’s so articulate. He’s a really smart guy. I love the way, when he’s commentating, how he can break down a fight and explain it to you. It’s almost like (Joe) Rogan. He’s so good. He’s great at interviewing people. Then you talk about him as a fighter, right? He definitely doesn’t look like a fighter. Looks out of shape, looks heavy. When you think about him going in there now with a heavyweight, if you notice in the beginning of the fight, every shot he landed on Stipe was busting Stipe up. Both his eyes, his nose.
“He’s got a lot more power than he gets credit for. When he goes in against somebody, wrestling, the slam that he had on Dan Henderson … to do that to a guy like Dan Henderson? Holy (expletive). He’s just such a well-rounded, incredible human being.”