“Dominick Reyes Did the Chicken Dance”- Daniel Cormier Comments on Dominick Reyes Getting Knocked Out at UFC 253

Published 09/27/2020, 2:27 AM EDT


Jan Blachowicz put the MMA world on notice when he stopped Dominick Reyes in the second round of their fight at UFC 253 to win the vacant light heavyweight title. After close to a decade of having either of Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier as the light heavyweight king, the Polish fighter is the ruler of the 205-pound division. 

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The opportunity arose for the two top contenders when Jon Jones announced that he would move to heavyweight. Subsequently, he relinquished his title. Hence, the UFC booked the fight and allowed Jan and Dominick to usher in a new era at light heavyweight.


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Following his spectacular win against Reyes, UFC fighters showered Blachowicz with praise. A prominent name among these was recently retired fighter Daniel Cormier, who shared his view on the new champion’s performance. 

Daniel Cormier showers praise on the new champion 

Former two-division champion Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier took to Instagram to give his thoughts on the new light heavyweight champion’s performance.

Cormier said, “So Jan Blachowicz just became the UFC light heavyweight champion. Boy! When I watch this dude fight I’m confused as to how in the world is he getting these people. He’s a bit slow, but he’s extremely powerful. Crazy durable and the dude is there for a fistfight. Look the whole build-up is the right hand of Blachowicz. But boy when that left hook landed and Dominick Reyes did the chicken dance.”

‘DC’ continued, “Dominic Reyes remember who just fought Jones to a five-round decision, many people thought he won. When he did the chicken dance, it was good night. It was supposed to be his coronation night.”

Cormier further added that the sport is unpredictable as Jan showed tonight. Jan Blachowicz now sits at the top of the light heavyweight division six years after his UFC debut and is unbeaten in his last four fights. 

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Jan Blachowicz put on an impressive and clinical performance against a man who is arguably one of if not the best fighters not only in the division but also the entire roster. What did you make of the fight and Daniel Cormier’s praise of the same?

Read: WATCH: Jan Blachowicz Destroys Dominick Reyes to Claim the Light Heavyweight Championship

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