WORTH THE WAIT: The Story of Daniel Cormier

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  • Published: 11 June 2019
  • In 2009, Daniel Cormier transitioned from Olympic Wrestler to MMA rookie, launching a second act in combat sports and difficult journey to the top of UFC.

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Comments • 3 521

  • Ian Soutryer
    Ian Soutryer  14 hours back

    He comes across as a really decent and humble human being and he is surprisingly well spoken too. I'm sure there will be a promising career for him after the UFC.

    • Saints Warning
      Saints Warning  2 days back

      you gotta love DC ....win or lose

      • Mighty Mouse
        Mighty Mouse  3 days back

        Keep your head up champ

        • Joe Om
          Joe Om  4 days back

          Your always the champ DC.

          • DUNDOM5
            DUNDOM5  4 days back

            Who is here after Stipe destroyed this fat eye poking towel pushing cheater?

            • Matt Norris
              Matt Norris  4 days back

              DC IS STILL THE GOAT

              • Mma Mama
                Mma Mama  4 days back

                Hey D. C. fans, what about those eye pokes again?? Any excuses?
                Its clear now, if he didn't cheat the first time against Stipe, he would loose the first match. So dont be hypocrites about Bones, cheating is cheating.
                Stipe NEVER cheated.

                • Nathaniel Winman
                  Nathaniel Winman  5 days back

                  Well... RIP.

                  • Adam Mark
                    Adam Mark  5 days back

                    God, I fucking love DC.

                    • zl1 zl1
                      zl1 zl1  6 days back

                      Hes one of my favorite fighters. Hope he wins tonite. Let's go DC

                      • primetime5000
                        primetime5000  6 days back

                        205 is the top side many great fights

                        • Eric Masters
                          Eric Masters  6 days back

                          I don’t get it DC is a great guy and the GOAT of all time. One thing I love about DC is looks can be deceiving!

                          • ggtr Girl
                            ggtr Girl  6 days back

                            DC!!!!!

                            • Ty Auer
                              Ty Auer  6 days back

                              Until Jones becomes a two division champ, cormier is the best. Loss or no loss

                              • THE TRUTH
                                THE TRUTH  7 days back

                                Jon Jones is the fake champ. 💉💉💉
                                The real JJ got beat by a Warrior with one leg and they still gave him the fight.

                                • Cheddar323
                                  Cheddar323  1 weeks back

                                  Dope!

                                  • iiLLEST RS
                                    iiLLEST RS  1 weeks back

                                    I have to be honest man, I was on the hate DC bandwagons, I loved Jones even after he disappointed me, something about how DC lost to Jones that second fight gained so much respect for DC, I fucking love this dude now. How raw and real he was, I couldn't help but hurt with him. I still kinda feel shitty for disliking this dude for no fucking real reason.

                                    Well done DC, well done. You're a man's man and someone our children can look up too 👊

                                    • Squire Chug
                                      Squire Chug  1 weeks back

                                      Love you DC you are awesome man!

                                      • Freddy Cantu
                                        Freddy Cantu  1 weeks back

                                        Lost to a juiced Jon Jones. I wouldn’t even count those as losses honestly.

                                        • Vikotnick
                                          Vikotnick  1 weeks back

                                          Seriously... DC is awesome. Period.

                                          • Buzdu Alin
                                            Buzdu Alin  1 weeks back

                                            Respect Ufc FOR this documentaries.Respect D.C a true Champion

                                            • Trapperjohn1000
                                              Trapperjohn1000  1 weeks back

                                              DC is a great dude. All the way around.

                                              • Rya N
                                                Rya N  1 weeks back

                                                Not to sound like a dick but He is Lying to himself about being champ champ tho

                                                • Johnny Newton
                                                  Johnny Newton  1 weeks back

                                                  Ummm... Why does he not have an accent? Lafayette, Louisiana... Can't get past it.

                                                  • Melissa Luna
                                                    Melissa Luna  1 weeks back

                                                    even #2 gets big $ and the fact you cared about Cane is truly special!!!

                                                    • VOIP Portland
                                                      VOIP Portland  1 weeks back

                                                      Stipe will crush DC Saturday night and will send him crying into retirement. No JJ/DC 3 either kids!

                                                      • OdraC A
                                                        OdraC A  1 weeks back

                                                        Will be missed.

                                                        • Daniel Young
                                                          Daniel Young  1 weeks back

                                                          Daniel Cormier- it's so odd that he doesn't regret fighting at light heavy weight almost his entire career with the UFC!

                                                          But I guess only the people in that training room knew how those sparing sessions against a healthy Cain went.

                                                          I mean was Cain so dominant that he intimidated D.C. into fighting at light heavy weight?

                                                          I really believe that he is such a good human being/friend that he jeopardized his entire career, for his friendship with Cain Velasquez.

                                                          Which caused him to get his only two loses in his MMA career.

                                                          Had D.C. faught at HW he would be undefeated. There is a chance he would have one fluke loss from a freak punch that shut his lights off. But he would not have any loses where it goes 5 rounds and loses on points..no way!

                                                          Here is the most shocking thing out of all the things I've said.

                                                          D.C. did this at a time when all the athletes were on testosterone. And Daniel was already undersized, then he is an undersized guy fighting heavy weights who were not only bigger but were also supplementing their bodies with testosterone to make them even bigger and stronger! And he was still UNDEFEATED!!

                                                          It just does NOT make sense!

                                                          If you are a kid getting into MMA. Look at Daniel Cormier. And understand that you have to be a great boxer with a dominate base in wrestling!

                                                          That is the combination!

                                                          This weekend is one of the best UFC cards they have had in years!

                                                          This will tell Daniel's legacy. If he wins, he will go down as the best fighter ever!

                                                          Size does matter, and his skill is second to very few! Couple that with a undefeated heavy weight record and you have the best PFP fighter ever. And that is rare, because you usually have this little guys holding down that crown!

                                                          D.C. is special!

                                                          • Chad Hobson
                                                            Chad Hobson  1 weeks back

                                                            DC I love u man!!!! U r a great guy and a great fighter!!! Good luck on your fight coming up

                                                            • JDM- Phil
                                                              JDM- Phil  1 weeks back

                                                              One of the best to ever do it

                                                              • whole27
                                                                whole27  1 weeks back

                                                                We all hated DC before bc he cared so much of what other people think of him, he tried so hard to be the good guy and point out all of Jon's screw ups but the moment DC stopped caring what everyone else thought of him, is the moment we all started loving and appreciating him for what he has done in the sport and the good human being he is!

                                                                • marco magana
                                                                  marco magana  1 weeks back

                                                                  Aka best mma family, dc you're a legend

                                                                  • JaieWall
                                                                    JaieWall  1 weeks back

                                                                    To be the man you gotta beat the man. I like DC but at Light heavyweight Jon Jones is the man.

                                                                    • JaieWall
                                                                      JaieWall  1 weeks back

                                                                      To be the man you gotta beat the man. I like DC but at Light heavyweight Jon Jones is the man.

                                                                      • JaieWall
                                                                        JaieWall  1 weeks back

                                                                        UFC and ESPN is marriage made behind close doors. These boys smiled and said “ We are taking over “.

                                                                        • Aaron Osborne
                                                                          Aaron Osborne  2 weeks back

                                                                          In my opinion, it’s not that people don’t like him just because he lost to John Jones. People don’t like him because it’s a primal instinct to pray on the perceived week. DC is too nice and transparent and emotional. His tone of voice and personality for the longest time just made it hard for me to like him.. and I didn’t know why. It’s actually really hard to articulate. His attitude, body language, personality, and the way he carries himself NOW is WAY better in my opinion like he seems like a different person that demands respect because he knows he’s the shit and I like it. Seems like a different person. I feel like this is a factor in why people are taking a liking to him now.

                                                                          • Pandino
                                                                            Pandino  2 weeks back

                                                                            This is why Cormier is my fav fighter of all time

                                                                            • Phillip delf moore
                                                                              Phillip delf moore  2 weeks back

                                                                              daniel D.C cormier is 💯% one of the top 5 greatest mma fighters to ever compete his just that dog of a fighter that grinds an scraps for every advantage to win a fight. d.c is a genuine good guy of mma its sad that his biggest losses in mma have come from jones who cheated to gain that advantage. d.c can beat jones at heavyweight i blv. d.c vs jones 3 💯 yes pls

                                                                              • Larry Keys
                                                                                Larry Keys  2 weeks back

                                                                                Daniel cormier a bitch!

                                                                                • ron melancon
                                                                                  ron melancon  2 weeks back

                                                                                  How can you not like Cormier? He is one of the best fighters ever in the UFC, a great commentator and a first class human being. I will be pulling for you Daniel against Miocic. Good luck!

                                                                                  • frawldog
                                                                                    frawldog  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Dj didn’t win state. Hs

                                                                                    • frawldog
                                                                                      frawldog  2 weeks back

                                                                                      He missed weight at Olympic s

                                                                                      • 80sOutrunFan
                                                                                        80sOutrunFan  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I love this guy

                                                                                        • Roger Rodriguez
                                                                                          Roger Rodriguez  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Daniel is a true CHAMP!!

                                                                                          • OpnDoarPlcy
                                                                                            OpnDoarPlcy  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Eye gouger.

                                                                                            • Ricky Parmar
                                                                                              Ricky Parmar  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Cormier isnt done until the trilogy fight

                                                                                              • Nick Echavarria
                                                                                                Nick Echavarria  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Can’t wait too tell my child about him

                                                                                                • Adrian Gonzalez
                                                                                                  Adrian Gonzalez  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  Been a d.c fan since strike force 💪💪💪