FOX Duties Put D.C. In Interviewer Role Opposite His Last Opponent Anderson Silva, Here’s How That Went

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier interviewed his last opponent former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight.

Cormier, who works as a UFC analyst, interview Silva ahead of his co-main event fight at UFC 208.

Cormier defeated Silva by unanimous decision in a nontitle bout at UFC 200 in July. The light heavyweight champion won the fight due to his wrestling abilities. Cormier’s first question to Silva was how he would protect himself from his upcoming opponent’s, Derek Brunson, wrestling abilities.

“This time, I fight in my division,” Silva said. “And this guy, I think has power, but not the same as you. And this time, I think I have time for movement more and using all of my techniques.”

Cormier then asked Silva what his motivation one to continue to fight despite not having goals to fight for the UFC title.

“First of all, I love fighting,” Silva said. “Second, I see a lot of fighters stop their career to go to different jobs and different sports, and never stay happy. Now, I have a different career, but it’s interesting because both I love it. This is more important to me. When you love your job, you stay happy. When you stay happy, everything come better.”

Silva will fight Brunson in the co-main event of UFC 208 on Feb. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm will fight Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship in the main event.