Daniel Cormier, be careful what you wish for. Sometimes dreams come true.
For Cormier, that day comes at UFC 200. He’ll get one more chance to prove that he can beat Jon Jones, widely considered the best fighter in mixed martial arts. But unless DC decides to make some big changes, both inside the cage and out, he can expect the same outcome as their first fight, and possibly worse.
Cormier, for some reason, just isn’t himself when in the presence of Jones. If he has a shot at immortality, he’ll have to reinvent himself.
5. Daniel Cormier Must Drop His Holier-Than-Thou Attitude
Cormier can’t understand why he gets booed and Jon Jones gets cheered at press conferences and media events? Does he think he’s running for class president? This is a fight and fight fans typically like tough guys.
Fight fans like guys who appear to be down to earth. Jones has a long history of personal failures: drug abuse, hit-and-run crashes and DUI arrests. Although Jones had the opportunity, he’s never going to be MMA’s big breakthrough mainstream star. He’s too troubled, complicated and uncensored. And that’s why MMA fans like him. He’s flawed.
Compare that with Cormier, who has an air of eliteness about him. He talks about training with the so-called best in the world, Cain Velasquez and Luke Rockhold. He talks about his Olympic experience. He critiques other fighters in his role as MMA television analyst. He acts like MMA fans are supposed to like the good guy. Worse, he looks like he gets his feelings hurt.
Cormier needs to stop acting like a baby just because fans cheer Jones. Cormier is in the fight business. It’s not kindergarten. Once he gives up his nice-boy act, he’ll be able to focus on fighting.
4. Daniel Cormier Can’t Wrestle Jon Jones
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