Historic UFC double-champion Daniel Cormier is the first name to be incorporated within the Hall of Repute Class of 2022. The announcement was as soon as made true throughout the UFC 274 broadcast on Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona, apt earlier than the co-headliner title fight between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza.
The 43-year-frail Cormier wasn’t ready to own his emotions true through that moment. Nonetheless in a immediate post-fight media scrum, he was as soon as ready to process and declare his emotions.
“I always said issues like ‘heroes are champions, they recede, but your legacy stays perpetually.’ And that’s section of my legacy. Even when my days are gone, my younger of us and my younger of us’ younger of us can always safe their younger of us to Vegas and peek their dad within the Hall of Repute.
“To be remembered is a if reality be told, if reality be told special component. And I deem with this, it’s just like the icing on the cake of a lifetime of issues that I’ve been ready to make. It’s very special.
“I fought now no longer easy. I was as soon as by no contrivance the ideal, I was as soon as always the smallest. And I made attain with what I had. I wrestled my ass off. I fought with the entire instruments that I was as soon as blessed with, cardio. It’s apt now no longer easy work.”
After a immediate heavyweight stint in his entry to the UFC in 2013 that eager beating ex-champion Frank Mir, Cormier, then undefeated, went on a stir at 205 kilos earlier than running into Jon Jones. He was as soon as ready to avenge that loss earlier than all over all any other time encountering Jones and losing the light heavyweight title.
Cormier was as soon as reinstated as a champion due to a blunder on Jones’ section, then acquired the heavyweight belt at this time after to develop into the second fighter to defend two undisputed titles concurrently.
“DC” retired in 2020 after losing his third heavyweight title expose against fellow ex-champion Stipe Miocic. He left the sport with a account of 22-3 (with 1 NC and 15 stoppages). Cormier is additionally section of the UFC color commentary team, working both PPV events and Fight Night playing cards on the APEX.