“He Doesn’t Listen”- Daniel Cormier In Splits Mocks Ben Askren’s Striking

Published 04/14/2020, 11:18 AM EDT


Daniel Cormier and Ariel Helwani recently sat down and had a long conversation. One of the many fighters that came up in this conversation was Ben Askren. Ben and Cormier go way back. But Ariel Helwani and Daniel Cormier had a good laugh at Askren’s expense.

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Ben Askren even tweeted out the snippet and said, “ I guarantee you paid him to say that” with a laughing emoji. So Askren takes it all in good spirit and laughs with them.

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The topic started when Ariel Helwani asked Daniel Cormier, “Do you think I can beat Ben Askren?” And that one sentence was enough to send the duo into a fit of laughter. Cormier was almost floored by the question and his reaction was priceless. He had to take a second to catch his breath from all the laughing he was doing.

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Daniel Cormier laughs at Askren’s striking!

Cormier jokingly said, “Listen, I love Ben, he’s my boy, but I don’t know. There was a point that I was scared — I was like ‘Ben’s about to be a world champion.’ He was undefeated, he beat Robbie Lawler. I was like ‘this dude’s about to be a world champion and he doesn’t even know how to fight. Ben never tried to learn to fight,” Cormier added with a laugh, “He was about to be world champ. I love Ben, he’s my boy, but boy… I’ll tell you, Ben was about to become a world champ without learning how to fight.”

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He even talks about Askren’s last fight against Demian Maia and said, “He was out there with Demian Maia, I’ve seen Demian Maia fight for like 15 years, and I’ve never seen him out-strike somebody like that. Dude’s just out-striking Ben Askren.”

Ariel Helwani posing another question asked why Cormier never helped Askren improved on his striking. Cormier couldn’t let the opportunity slip and taking another dig at Askren he said, ”He doesn’t listen,” he laughed. “Ben knows everything.”.

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This was undoubtedly one of the most fun parts of the entire interview. Watching Daniel Cormier absolutely burst out like that was an incredible sight.

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