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‘Thank You My Brother’ – Daniel Cormier Thanks Joe Rogan for Helping Him Get on the UFC Commentary Team

Published 12/02/2020, 8:00 AM EST

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Daniel Cormier is one of the most decorated athletes in the UFC. The American fighter is a former Olympic athlete who transitioned from freestyle wrestling to a successful career in MMA. ‘DC’ as he is affectionately known is a role model for up-and-coming athletes in the sport on how to conduct themselves. 

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Cormier has always handled himself with panache in both losses and wins. After achieving everything he set out to achieve Cormier bid farewell to the sport earlier this year after his defeat at UFC 252. 

The fighter now spends his time coaching children at Gilroy high school and serving as an analyst. Even when he was an active fighter ‘DC’ used to commentate on the fights alongside the likes of Joe Rogan and John Anik. Now that he is not fighting anymore we see him cage side a lot more. 


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He also hosts a successful series on YouTube titled ‘DC’ and Helwani along with Ariel Helwani, where the two dissect the sport inside out. 

Daniel Cormier took to Twitter to share his thoughts on his new role. He said, “If you pay attention to the ones who did it before you, you can learn a lot. Working with (Joe Rogan) has helped me so much as a broadcaster. Thank you my brother, can’t wait for the next one. #myppvshirt #ufc #dreamteam #anik #rogan #cormier”


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Should other fighters follow Daniel Cormier?

Daniel Cormier is not the first fighter to join the broadcasting team in the UFC. However, he is one of the first few fighters to consistently appear on TV while being an active fighter. This has prompted other fighters to take up the role as well. The likes of Michael Chiesa, Paul Felder, and recently this weekend Walt Harris have all appeared on TV as analysts. 


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While commentary gigs provide fighters an additional source of income, it also provides them a platform to increase their following. Also, watching fights from a different point of view, that of an analyst helps the fighters to identify weaknesses in future opponents and study them better. 


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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.