Daniel Cormier shocked the world at UFC 226. Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic at the event to become the Heavyweight champion and Dana White thinks that the win will finally fetch Cormier the respect he deserves.
White revealed the same during the UFC 226 post-fight press conference.
“I think that what this does is, (it) finally gives him the respect that he deserves,” White said. (Via MMA Junkie)
The UFC chief also had high praise for Cormier’s move to the heavyweight division.
“He’s such a unique guy in every way, shape and form. He’s so articulate. He’s a really smart guy. I love the way, when he’s commentating, how he can break down a fight and explain it to you. It’s almost like (Joe) Rogan. He’s so good. He’s great at interviewing people. Then you talk about him as a fighter, right? He definitely doesn’t look like a fighter. Looks out of shape, looks heavy. When you think about him going in there now with a heavyweight, if you notice in the beginning of the fight, every shot he landed on Stipe was busting Stipe up. Both his eyes, his nose,” he added.
Cormier had a showdown with Brock Lesnar after the UFC 226 Main event and they are likely to lock horns going forward.