Daniel Cormier Thanks UFC and Fans for Prestigious Award

Published 12/27/2020, 3:11 PM EST
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)


For the second year in a row, Daniel Cormier has won the Analyst of the Year award at the World MMA Awards. The former UFC double champ took to Twitter to congratulate everyone who has played a part in the shift from a fighter to an analyst.

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Fans chose Cormier as the winner of the Analyst of the Year honors at the award show organized by Fighters Only Magazine. The competition for DC included names such as Dan Hardy, Michael Bisping, Paul Felder, and Robin Black. However, none of them could sway the audience enough to take away Cormier’s award.

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Cormier donned the analyst’s hat back in 2016. He has an easy-to-get-along personality which suited him well even while working in a three-man booth during UFC fights. Years of experience competing at the professional level have enabled him to understand the ins-and-outs of the sport. Moreover, his involvement in the EA Sports UFC 4 has only bolstered his case for the award.

Thk u for voting me analyst of the year.I really appreciate the support and thankful that you guys enjoy my work. I’m thankful for @granity, detail and @espn for trusting me with KB’s vision, ,@ufc and @easportsufc for all the opportunity. My family and team I love you! #2x,” Cormier wrote on Twitter.

Daniel Cormier’s weekly show has also been highly successful

2020 has been full of ups and downs for Cormier. It was the year that saw his fighting career come to an end after a loss against Stipe Miocic at UFC 252. However, it was in this year that he thrived in his role as an analyst.

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His weekly show, DC and Helwani, with renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, has been a huge hit. The two have struck a chord with the audience, Consequently, week after week they manage to garner a sizeable audience on different streaming platforms.

As Cormier gets more and more experienced in the role of an analyst, there is no doubt he will get better at his craft. Now that he doesn’t have an active fighting career to take care of, one can expect a greater level of commitment from him to his second innings in life.

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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