HILARIOUS: Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik Reignite Old Beef on Twitter

Published 01/15/2021, 11:24 PM EST


Former champion Daniel Cormier and UFC commentator Jon Anik engaged in a hilarious back and forth on Twitter that captured attention. Chiefly, the two are close colleagues and friends and they have been engaging in banter for a while now. Fans of the sport enjoy seeing a change of pace when major figures play around in jest.

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The ‘contention’ between the two started when Anik playfully failed to send Daniel Cormier a dinner invite. Not to mention, the intensity of their beef continued when Anik called out DC for being loud, something he’s been accused of in the past. The former two-division champion couldn’t let the call-out slide and he made sure to send out a public response.

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The two larger than life MMA personalities are currently in Abu Dhabi preparing for the UFC’s first show in 2021. They will be present at the broadcasting booth to ensure the production of the UFC events is maintained at a gold standard. Chiefly, Joe Rogan usually joins Anik and Cormier to make up the main trio of UFC pay-per-view broadcasting.

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The first card kicks off with a critical featherweight showdown between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar on Jan 16. The fight will determine who comes in as the main front runner to compete for UFC gold against Alexander Volkanovski. Moreover, there are some bangers on the card including Joaquin Buckley and the return of Santiago Ponzinibbio.

The rare mid-week card will see a welterweight scrap between Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny on Jan 20, 2021. The fight card was originally supposed to be the headliner for another welterweight scrap, namely, Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev. However, Chiesa and Magny make for a compelling match-up and is important from a divisional standpoint.

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UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2 will round out the week of fights and is just the way that the UFC wants to bring in 2021. The aforementioned lightweights have scrapped once before, however, they have greatly evolved as fighters. The name value of the main event alone will be enough to drive in a considerable number of eyeballs to the event.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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