Daniel Cormier has retired from competing to be the hardest man alive however certain continues to be as fearless as he was in his days of combating. Not so way back, Cormier, who’s now a UFC commentator, went on a short forwards and backwards with UFC middleweight Phil Hawes after Hawes’ win at UFC Austin when he knocked out Deron Winn within the second spherical. Winn occurs to be Cormier’s mentee and Hawes stored telling Cormier after his win and proper earlier than the octagon interview “You picked the incorrect opponent.”
Cormier additionally fired again fearlessly and stated “You didn’t me” and “Be Respectful” time and again. The matter obtained resolved shortly as Hawes accepted throughout the beef and even within the post-fight media scrum that it was his dangerous. Cormier has spoken in regards to the scenario on his Youtube channel which has grown lots in engagement currently. Cormier can also be going to get his UFC Corridor of Fame jacket subsequent week as he’s getting inducted into the category of 2022.
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Daniel Cormier acknowledges Phil Hawes’ apology, explains mentality of fighters who beat fighters of his affiliation
Cormier elaborates what occurs in such conditions the place any fighter like a prospect like Winn, who’s related to Cormier, loses to anybody they usually really feel like having a win over Cormier himself. Cormier cites examples of himself and Khabib indicating it has occurred a number of occasions the place the opponent of a fighter of their affiliation feels they only beat a legendary determine themself.
“The second any person beats a type of guys [Nurmagomedov is associated with], they’re going to really feel like they beat Khabib,” says Cormier. “When individuals beat my son in a wrestling match, they really feel like they obtained one thing over on me, however they’re not. They didn’t beat me and that’s what I advised Phil. That’s what I advised Phil, I am going, ‘Phil, you didn’t beat me…
Cormier then talks particularly in regards to the Hawes scenario. “Now at this level, I’m slightly bit pissed off. As a result of I’m like, ‘Wow, what’s going on right here?’ I’m from Louisiana and I’m a fighter and you can’t flip that off. However Phil, to his defence, instantly acknowledges that he could also be within the incorrect. His whole group’s off to the facet going, ‘DC, it’s all good’ behind him, he’s simply warped up. All people got here and shook my hand and we return and we do the interview. Two professionals doing precisely what we had been alleged to do,“ concludes Cormier. [h/t MMA Fighting]
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