WATCH: Khabib Nurmagomedov Presents Daniel Cormier With a Gift That Delights Him

Published 03/27/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


All the fighters in the UFC get started with one goal in mind. i.e. To become the undisputed champion in their respective weight categories. While this is the main aim for every fighter, other perks such as rankings on the pound-for-pound list among other things act as added motivation. 

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With the popularity of the new UFC video game by EA, fighters often keep an eye out for their stats and rankings on the game, as a higher-ranking will be another feather in their caps. In a nice gesture for the fighters, the people responsible for the video game have introduced a five-star system. 

They have awarded a very select group of fighters the five stars which comes along with a chain and a pendant with the five stars adorning it. Daniel Cormier happens to be the latest five-star athlete in the game. Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to share this moment with his teammate as he presented him with the award. 

DC’ joins the likes of Israel Adesanya, Max Holloway, Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Valentina Shevchenko, and Kamaru Usman as the only five-star athletes in the game. 

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While ‘The Eagle’ was giving ‘DC’ his necklace, the former double champion joked that he never thought he would get it after losing twice to Miocic for the heavyweight championship of the world. 

Read: ‘I told her to not fix her nose’- Dana White’s bizarre story on Miesha Tate 

Can Francis Ngannou secure a win in the rematch at UFC 260?

Daniel Cormier was not successful in either of his two rematches against Stipe, as the Ohio native did an excellent job of making the necessary changes in his game plan. Due to these minor tweaks, he secured wins on both occasions after being knocked out in their first meeting. 

There is no doubt in the minds of UFC fans that Miocic will have made some similar tweaks for his rematch at UFC 260 as well.

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Francis Ngannou clawed his way back to the top with four devastating first-round finishes. In the first fight, Stipe used his wrestling and grappling skills well to wear on the challenger and tire him out. 

This time around ‘The Predator’ believes that he has made the necessary changes that will help him last longer and fare better in the grappling exchanges. 

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It will be interesting to see what changes both men have made as they clash tomorrow at UFC 260.

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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.

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