Daniel Cormier Says He Threw ‘Max Holloway’s A**Down’

Published 12/22/2020, 5:31 AM EST


Two former UFC champions Daniel Cormier and Max Holloway have been sharing a friendly rivalry for a considerable amount of time now. Holloway refers to Cormier as “The Daddest Man on Planet.” The former UFC featherweight champion jokingly wanted to fight DC several times now.

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Daniel Cormier knows that and has finally issued a response to Holloway‘s challenge. The former UFC double champion even recalled the time he threw Max Holloway in the Ultimate Fighter house. “Holloway has called me out for a while. I kept trying to let him make it. I want to let the kid make it,” said DC.

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I want to tell you one more story from The Ultimate Fighter. We were at this house, a beautiful mansion. Holloway decides he wants to test me. I think he only understood that he couldn’t take me. He grabbed me and I literally threw his little a** down on the couch. And he was like, Oh my god!” added Cormier.

He even said that now Holloway understands that he can’t deal with DC.

Of course, this is just banter between the two UFC legends. Holloway enjoyed Cormier’s claims. Then he responded, “What I learned from DC, whenever I hang In with DC, whenever we did something and he was going with someone, and you see that guy strong, this, and that. And oh my gosh. And I talk to him and he is like he ain’t sh*t.”

Knowing how dominant and competitive Cormier as a fighter was, these sorts of claims shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Max Holloway is set to fight Calvin Kattar next

The Hawaiian Holloway will feature in the first fight card of 2021. He is set to fight surging contender Calvin Kattar in what promises to be a slugfest.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: (R-L) Max Holloway punches Alexander Volkanovski of Australia 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)

“Blessed” will be looking to get another shot at the title with a win over Kattar. Many believed he actually won his second fight against champion Volkanovski at UFC 251. However, the results book tells a different story and the former champion must earn his opportunity once more.

What did you make of the banter between Holloway and Cormier? Let us know.

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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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