Having competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) for only six years, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, has already accomplished more than many of his peers who have recorded significantly more cage time.
Before claiming the vacant 205-pound UFC strap earlier this year, “DC” won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2012. And obtaining those titles didn’t come easy, as the former Olympic-level wrestling standout took out top competition such as Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva and Anthony Johnson, among others, to achieve his goal.
Along the way, he also topped long time veterans such as Dan Henderson, Roy Nelson and Frank Mir. It’s a rather impressive resume for a man who had a late start in the sport.
But, should Cormier now be considered an all-time great? According to the champ himself, he isn’t about to start labeling himself as such; however, he did declare on the Anik and Florian podcast that what he has accomplished to date shouldn’t be ignored, either.
“After a fight like that (Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192) you start looking at their overall accomplishments. When you look at what I’ve done, I think I got almost close to 10 Top 10 wins. ….View original article