‘What in the World Is Happening?’- Daniel Cormier Left Flabbergasted as Belal Muhammad Pulls His Leg on Live Television

Published 09/04/2021, 1:04 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Daniel Cormier of the United States celebrates his win by submission over Derrick Lewis of the United States in their heavyweight title bout during the UFC 230 event at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad left former UFC dual division champion Daniel Cormier stunned by his verbal jab on live television. The incident happened when both the fighters were discussing the main event of UFC Vegas 36 between Darren Till and Derek Brunson on ESPN show.

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Sep 7, 2019; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Belal Muhammad (red gloves) fights Takashi Sato (not pictured) during UFC 242 at The Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Cormier, who has taken up an active role as an analyst, has been giving his views on fighters. Seldom he has been left awestruck by another analyst, but Muhammad had him covered this time around.

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The latter was discussing the technique that has made Till so successful. But Cormier mocked him with some verbal pokes. However, the American was ready for it.

“Darren Till, he is very measured in his approach, he doesn’t sit there and throwing hopes. He aims at the fire,” Belal said. Cormier then stopped him midway and jokingly said, “you ready to pay champ? Are you ready to pay?… That’s straight work by the champ. Just know it.”

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A smiling Belal added, “As you can see, Darren Till, he doesn’t sit there and throw, close his eyes, uhh gotta come from an under hook, overhead right, knockout Stipe Miocic (referring to DC’s win over Miocic at UFC 226).”

A shocked ‘DC‘ couldn’t believe what he heard and said, “What in the world is happening?”

Belal Muhammad praises Darren Till’s fighting style after mocking Daniel Cormier

Till (18-3)will be eager to fight as his latest results, coupled with injuries, have stopped his juggernaut a bit. A fight against Brunson won’t be an easy way to get into the winning column, but Belal believes Till has every tool to succeed in this fight.

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“As you can see, Darren Till is a very smart striker. He doesn’t go out there and just let out all of his gas tanks early in the fight. He doesn’t have a high volume, but he is very smart, very powerful, very picky when he chooses to throw his strikes,” he added.

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It will be interesting to see how Till makes his return to the octagon. If he could find success here, he will surely come into the title fight picture soon.

What did you make of Belal mocking Cormier? Let us know.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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