“You Are So Dumb!”- Daniel Cormier Hits Back After Biased Commentary Accusations at UFC 266

Published 09/28/2021, 10:12 AM EDT


UFC 266 saw one of the best title fights in recent times go down between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega in the main event of the card. Volkanovski successfully defended his belt against ‘T-City’. Daniel Cormier, Jon Anik, and Paul Felder were present on the Octagon side to call the fight.

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However, Cormier recently faced some criticism for his commentary. Many fans accused the former champion of biasedness. He was even labeled as pro-Ortega by a few Aussie fans. DC has since retaliated to those claims as he has dismissed the suggestions.

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#UFC266 @alexvolkanovski Great win by the champ amongst some one side commentary by @dc_mma and some strange referee/doctor interventions. DC came across very Pro Ortega and I’m sure Aussie fans would agree! One of the greatest fights ever!” one fan wrote on Twitter.

You’re so crazy! Like a complete idiot, I was fair to these guys. We tell the story you loser, even if it isn’t the story you wanna hear. Jesus you are so dumb!” Cormier replied.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier is interviewed after his TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While commentators are often bashed by fans for their roles, those claims are directed toward Cormier are somewhat pointless. Many fans can’t see the fine details that an expert eye like Cormier catches. Maybe that is one of the reasons behind he has been the subject of baseless accusations recently.

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Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: One of the greatest title fights?

Volkanovski and Ortega delivered all the promises and some more. It was a back-and-forth war. While the decision was somewhat one-sided toward the champion, it doesn’t truly show the fight’s nature.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his split-decision victory over Max Holloway in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Volkanovski was the more dominant fighter. But Ortega was a constant submission threat and caught the champion a few times that could well have been fight-ending sequences. Cormier just did his job and explained the fight as it went down. And as mentioned earlier, he sees the technical details like the slick counters and other things better than others. So, fans might have been baffled by those it seems.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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