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UFC 192 Aftermath: Time to consider Daniel Cormier an all-time great

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HOUSTON — Imagine, for a moment, that someone told you about the credentials of a particular fighter without telling you his name.
This fighter didn’t even get started in mixed martial arts until he was in his 30s. He came in with an Olympic wrestling background.
Less than three years into his career, he won the greatest heavyweight tournament put together in the sport in nearly a decade.
After going 13-0 at heavyweight, he dropped a weight class and became a champion.
This fighter now stands at 17-1, with his only loss coming at the hands of the perhaps the greatest fighter in the history of the sport, in a bout whose outcome was in doubt heading into the championship rounds.
You’d probably call this fighter one of the greatest of all-time, right?
We are, of course, talking about UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who improved to 17-1 with his riveting victory over Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 192 at Toyota Center.
Cormier’s resume through 18 fights is as impressive as any fighter already considered among the young sport’s all-time best. Even Georges St-Pierre dropped two of his first 18. Anderson Silva was 15-3. Randy Couture had dropped six fights by that point; ….View original article