“He’s a Freak of Nature”- UFC Superstar Daniel Cormier Hypes up USA’s Olympic Medal Favorite Gable Steveson

Published 08/05/2021, 3:05 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Wrestling – Freestyle – Men’s 125kg – Quarterfinal – Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan – August 5, 2021. Gable Steveson of the United States in action against Taha Akgul of Turkey. REUTERS/Leah Millis


UFC legend and former two-time Olympian Daniel Cormier spoke about Gable Steveson in an interview for MMA Fighting on SBN. He spoke about how superhuman Gable Steveson was and how he expects him to win gold.

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Daniel Cormier also made some bold predictions regarding the rest of Team USA’s wrestling contingent. He expects the USA to win a medal in every category that they’re taking part in. He predicted this will be a historic event for Team USA.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Wrestling – Freestyle – Men’s 125kg – Quarterfinal – Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan – August 5, 2021. Gable Steveson of the United States in action against Taha Akgul of Turkey. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Daniel Cormier –  ‘He’s a freak of nature’ 

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Gable Steveson is expected to win the gold medal in the heavyweight category in Men’s wrestling at the Olympics. The American is just 21 years of age and is already dominating the international wrestling scene.

The 6 foot tall American wrestles at the 125 kg category in freestyle wrestling. He has superior athleticism, the kind that is not usually seen in wrestlers weighing over 250 pounds. The heavyweight can easily do backflips and is very athletic.

“He’s a freak of nature. No big man should move like Gable Steveson moves. Like, let’s just be honest 260 pounds should not be doing backflips after wrestling for seven minutes against one of the best wrestlers in the world.

It just all seems like it should not be possible, but he does it man and he makes it look easy.” Daniel Cormier said.

The athletic ability of the former Minnesota man stunned Daniel Cormier. Gable Steveson has been dominating since he was in high school. He is an NCAA Division-I Champion, and Dan Hoge trophy winner.

He is the reigning Pan American Continental Champion. He’s had a great year, after winning the US Olympic Trials.

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Gable Steveson – Tokyo Olympics 2020 journey

Steveson has not given up a single point in the Olympics so far. He has also defeated the reigning Olympic champion, Taha Akgul of Turkey in the quarter-finals. Steveson defeated the former champion 8-0 with a dominant display.

He won the Semi-finals against Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur with another dominant display, winning 5-0. He will now face Geno Petriashvili in the finals on Friday. The American will look to win a gold in his Olympic debut.

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Catch Gable Steveson in action at the Men’s 125kg Final on Friday.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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