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 • 3 542

  • Rick Thomas
    Rick Thomas  5 days back

    When are going to man up Brock is not afraid

    • Panzerkampfwagen 1
      Panzerkampfwagen 1  5 days back

      Number Two: The Daniel Cormier Story

      • elie zgheib
        elie zgheib  1 weeks back

        Much much love DC
        One of the greatest ever

        • Bram van Unen
          Bram van Unen  2 weeks back

          i never known he was hated i always loved this guy.

          • Krishan Bhatt
            Krishan Bhatt  2 weeks back

            Sucks that he lost to Stipe was a good fight but I don't want his legacy to end on a big loss cuz he's champ champ.

            • kevin15chopper
              kevin15chopper  2 weeks back

              I have crazy respect for every man thats made it to the ufc!!!!!!!!!! Except for a few that are just punk thug bitches !!

              • Jamie Bushby
                Jamie Bushby  2 weeks back

                shame he got stop in brutal fashion DC is still in the top 5 p4p greats he just not the best

                • Mighty Mouse
                  Mighty Mouse  2 weeks back

                  Feel bad now after the Stipe loss

                  • MOHAMMED DILSHAN
                    MOHAMMED DILSHAN  2 weeks back

                    I love u dc

                    • adam cole
                      adam cole  2 weeks back

                      fuck dc

                      • Aaron Hewitt
                        Aaron Hewitt  3 weeks back

                        Dc is the goat

                        • James Doe
                          James Doe  3 weeks back

                          Worth the eye pokes

                          • King Smokes
                            King Smokes  3 weeks back

                            He should have retired at that very moment he held up both those titles... now he has no belts.

                            • andy w
                              andy w  3 weeks back

                              Dc legend of the game

                              • Victory Combat
                                Victory Combat  3 weeks back

                                People dislike Cormier and cheered for Jones because most people are scum bags and they are drawn to other scum bags. Thats just life.

                                • Shamoon Ismail
                                  Shamoon Ismail  3 weeks back

                                  LEGEND

                                  • Vedran Ljiljak
                                    Vedran Ljiljak  3 weeks back

                                    Always 2nd!!

                                    • tanim hossain
                                      tanim hossain  4 weeks back

                                      Dc you the legend❤

                                      • Jason Coldridge
                                        Jason Coldridge  4 weeks back

                                        nice

                                        • xyla aqsa
                                          xyla aqsa  4 weeks back

                                          A lovely champion
                                          A true warrior
                                          Love from uk

                                          • Ian Soutryer
                                            Ian Soutryer  4 weeks 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.

                                            • David Blaze
                                              David Blaze  4 weeks back

                                              you gotta love DC ....win or lose

                                              • Mighty Mouse
                                                Mighty Mouse  4 weeks back

                                                Keep your head up champ

                                                • Joe Om
                                                  Joe Om  1 months back

                                                  Your always the champ DC.

                                                  • DUNDOM5
                                                    DUNDOM5  1 months back

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

                                                    • Matt Norris
                                                      Matt Norris  1 months back

                                                      DC IS STILL THE GOAT

                                                      • Mma Mama
                                                        Mma Mama  1 months 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.

                                                        • N8 DGr8
                                                          N8 DGr8  1 months back

                                                          Well... RIP.

                                                          • Adam Mark
                                                            Adam Mark  1 months back

                                                            God, I fucking love DC.

                                                            • zl1 zl1
                                                              zl1 zl1  1 months back

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

                                                              • primetime5000
                                                                primetime5000  1 months back

                                                                205 is the top side many great fights

                                                                • Eric Masters
                                                                  Eric Masters  1 months 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  1 months back

                                                                    DC!!!!!

                                                                    • Ty Auer
                                                                      Ty Auer  1 months back

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

                                                                      • THE TRUTH
                                                                        THE TRUTH  1 months 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 months back

                                                                          Dope!

                                                                          • iiLLEST RS
                                                                            iiLLEST RS  1 months 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 months back

                                                                              Love you DC you are awesome man!

                                                                              • Freddy Cantu
                                                                                Freddy Cantu  1 months back

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

                                                                                • Vikotnick
                                                                                  Vikotnick  1 months back

                                                                                  Seriously... DC is awesome. Period.

                                                                                  • Buzdu Alin
                                                                                    Buzdu Alin  1 months back

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

                                                                                    • Trapperjohn1000
                                                                                      Trapperjohn1000  1 months back

                                                                                      DC is a great dude. All the way around.

                                                                                      • Rya N
                                                                                        Rya N  1 months back

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

                                                                                        • Johnny Newton
                                                                                          Johnny Newton  1 months back

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

                                                                                          • Melissa Luna
                                                                                            Melissa Luna  1 months back

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

                                                                                            • VOIP Portland
                                                                                              VOIP Portland  1 months 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 months back

                                                                                                Will be missed.

                                                                                                • Daniel Young
                                                                                                  Daniel Young  1 months 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!