Daniel Cormier Breaks Silence as UFC 283 Winner Jailton Almeida’s Takedown Attempt at Commentator Goes Viral

Published 01/22/2023, 5:46 AM EST

The amazing experience of witnessing UFC 283 is fresh in the minds of the viewers. Great fighters squared off, and the UFC fans witnessed some unforgettable moments. However, a humorous video is drawing millions of people’s attention among the bloody confrontations. Many people laughed when they saw the video of Daniel Cormier, the former MMA fighter and current UFC commentator. In the video, the 43-year-old commentator is seen skillfully defending the takedown attempt of UFC 283 winner Jailton Almeida. Almeida, who emerged victorious in his battle with Shamil Abdurakhimov, was obviously overjoyed.

In the viral video, the audience saw the Brazilian fighter at the point where he was unable to contain his excitement. Cormier went to shake his hand and listen to what he had to say. Nevertheless, Cormier never anticipated Almeida would playfully attempt a takedown move on him. Finally, after noticing that the video was receiving a lot of attention, DC responded to the incident for the netizens.

Daniel Cormier defends the takedown


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Millions of people were moved more by Cormier’s spontaneity in defending the move than by the Brazilian fighter’s action. Netizens commented on the brief video clip of the incident that was shared on the ESPN MMA Instagram page. The former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion was compelled to respond to the netizens’ remarks. He left a funny comment beneath the post.


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He wrote, “My eyes were closed! “Down block natural, lol.” Even though it was a lighthearted, humorous video, people couldn’t help but react to Cormier’s move. Many people have remarked on how well-timed his down block is, which comes as no great surprise given that he is a former champion.

From UFC fighter to commentator


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International wrestler Daniel Cormier joined the UFC in 2013 and made his professional MMA debut against Frank Mir. The UFC fighter gained some significant victories in his time. He became the second fighter in UFC history to simultaneously win belts in two different weight divisions. He is also the only UFC fighter to successfully defend his titles in two different weight classes.


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 Following the trilogy fight at UFC 252 between DC and Stipe Miocic, DC made the announcement that he was retiring from the fighting game. On August 15, 2020, the two fought one another. He did not have a good last day as a UFC fighter because he was defeated by a unanimous decision. Even after his retirement, DC continued to play an important role in the UFC. After leaving the sport, he quickly joined the UFC commentary crew and now fans love him both as a fighter and a commentator.


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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. She has been an ardent fan of the UFC since 2018. She is passionate when it comes to writing about the sport and this is evident in her articles.

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